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Robot Video Round-Up

To begin with, here are some brief clips of the 1:1 scale Gundam exhibit, albeit in parts.  It’s being rebuilt with a beam saber and should be complete in July 2010.  Quite a few more videos follow after the break.

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[source: Sankei News @ YouTube] via [Node (JP)]

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[source: Jiji.com @ YouTube] via [Node (JP)]

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[source: ViperCappuccino @ YouTube] via [Node (JP)]

Dan Mathias of FutureBots has posted a new video of his full-sized bipedal humanoid ATOM-7xp (Advanced Technology for Optimizing Motion), wherein it does most of the talking.  I can’t help but feel a little threatened by ATOM’s powerful flailing arm motions, though.  Those things look like they could knock you unconscious!

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[source: DanFuboco @ YouTube]

A brief NHK report on JEAP’s new baby robots:

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[source: Monet57061162 @ YouTube] via [ロボットのいる生活 (JP)]

And here’s a little video showing The Corpora’s Qbo robot’s head movements being controlled with a Wii remote via ROS code.

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[source: Qbo Robot @ YouTube]

And here’s a cool kinetic sculpture by artist Nemo Gould.  It’s a work in progress of a roving Narwhal – could Nemo be a redditor? :)

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[source: Nemomatic @ YouTube]

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