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• Candy-05

CANDY05-headersmOne of the resulting prototypes from the last round of NEDO (New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization) funding is Candy-05, developed by Nirvana Technology (now Hajime Research Institute). Candy-05 is a 120cm tall caddy ‘bot that rolls around on wheels, and has stereoscopic cameras in its head which allow it to locate a golf ball, eye the hole, and putt.

It was designed as an entertainment robot for park areas, as golf is a very popular sport amongst Japanese businessmen (despite the scarcity of real courses in Japan).  Video after the break.

・Hajime Research Institute (JP/EN)

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Impress Robot Watch | Xinhua