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ROPID robot set to entertain

10/28/2009, The ROPID (short for a combination of Robot and Rapid) is touted to be able to “run” and turn quickly in place, responding to verbal commands as well thanks to Raytron’s BSRM01-01E voice recognition chip embedded within. Capable of...

Amio bipedal robot

10/25/2009, Robots seem to get more and more commonplace these days, and AIM Lab’s Amio was specially developed to be a true bipedal humanoid robot that comes with three dozen DOFs, standing proud at 150cm tall while bearing a weight that most women would want...

Animal-inspired robotic design

10/20/2009, Check out the graceful flow of this cheetah-inspired robot – it definitely looks like some sort of Transformers character, and we won’t be surprised if it will perform admirably. After all, Robotic designer Sangbae Kim at the Massachusetts...

Delivery Robot takes no tips

10/20/2009, Hmmm, we’re not sure whether people would ever do away with the human touch when it comes to the service line, which means the Delivery Robot might never find any form of employment. If the opposite happens, however, it would mean us customers and...

iRobi reacts to voice commands

10/07/2009, Check out Yujin Robot’s iRobi from South Korea who is smart enough to understand and react accordingly to approximately 1,000 voice commands, while boasting the capability of playing educational games via its 7″ LCD display. Another function...

Yamaha VocaLoid Humanoid Robot

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] This Vocaloid Robot was presented at the Sekai Camera booth. I saw it yesterday, but I wanted to get a closer look before I share it with you all. Its creators have worked on making the skin, facial expressions and the lip to synchronize in...

Nissan EPORO robot learns driving from fish

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Over the past couple of years, Nissan has used cute robots as a mean to communicate their R&D efforts and it’s hard not to pay attenton. This year,a group of EPORO robots (six) were shown rolling around in a tight group, without...

Robots to help firemen

10/06/2009, A fireman is a brave hero who jumps straight into dangerous situations to rescue those trapped by fire, but that risk could soon be reduced thanks to the deployment of the first two automated, wheeled robots at fire stations in Daegu, south of Seoul....

Toyota Partner Robots plays musical instruments

10/04/2009, Toyota’s Partner Robots are able to play the drums and the tuba, thanks to a handful of wheels that have been hidden under its floor-hugging hood for added stability. The tuba player and the drummer stand at 100cm tall, where each individual will...

Nissan BR23C robot car updated

10/02/2009, Nissan’s updated BR23C robot car, also known as Eporo, will now come with a couple of laser range finders that were specially positioned so that one is able to obtain a field of view that is 288 degrees wide. The reason behind this would be to merge...

Power Loader suit brings back fond memories

10/01/2009, Engineers from Activelink aim to bring what was once in the realm of science fiction to the real world with its Power Loader suit that was inspired by the fictional hydraulic exoskeleton suit found in the classic film Aliens, where its 230 kg frame is...

Miruko eyeball-shaped robot

09/24/2009, Don’t you think the Miruko robot is creepy? This wearable eyeball-shaped cyber lifeform comes with an integrated camera and Wi-Fi connectivity, helping one augment one’s perception by sensing and reacting to objects which normally cannot be...

Honda U3-X unicycle robot

09/24/2009, Honda seems to be delving pretty much into the world of robotics, and their latest release would definitely pose a challenge to Segway. Known as the U3-X, this self-balancing unicycle from Honda comes with what looks like a regular large wheel of a...

Panasonic robot transformer bed

09/18/2009, Panasonic’s interesting bed has the ability to transform itself into a wheelchair, and it will do this by lifting up the occupant whenever required, allowing one to get up and about without the help of a nurse. According to Panasonic, “as the...