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• ISAMARO Mark II, an online store dedicated to hobby robot kits, is taking orders for a new entry-level bipedal robot called ISAMARO Mark II.  The first version of the robot cost a hefty 340,000 JPY (approximately $4,200 USD), but they’ve managed to cut the cost in half (to 168,000 JPY / $2,070 USD) by swapping the Kondo-brand […]

HRP-4C Gets Immortalized As Action Figure

A new figure model kit is being sold based on AIST’s famous female android, the HRP-4C.

• Toyota HSR

A look at Toyota’s Human Support Robot/

Paro celebrates its 10th birthday with new colors

Paro has already been around for 10 years!

Waseda University Opens New RT Frontier

Waseda University’s New RT Frontier offers the public a rare chance to see and interact with cutting-edge robots in person.

Humanoid Robots Invade Hotel Lobby in Akihabara

Robots invade hotel lobbies in Akihabara as part of a new study into human-robot interaction.

Watch 20 Hobby Robots Compete in 4.5 m Footrace

Iketomu, a Japanese blogger who writes Biped Robot News Japan (and is himself a hobby roboticist), has posted a fantastic video from the 21st ROBO-ONE competition.  It took place at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo on September 1st and 2nd, 2012, and the following video shows 20 of the […]

For His Latest Trick, Dr. Guero’s Biped Balances

Dr. Guero shows off some balancing skills with his latest hack of the popular Kondo KHR-3HV biped robot kit.