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Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda

Sure you must be disappointed that Honda spent all it resources and brain matter in developing the next gen Lawn Mower instead of a nice little Robot butler. Still, I for once welcome this move! Why? Well simply because as a Kid I spen[...]
Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda
Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda

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Swumanoid swimming android robot from Tokyo Tech will help athletes swim faster

Swumanoid, developed by the Nakashima Group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, is a humanoid robot that replicates the motion of a swimmer. In the future, this robot is expected to help researchers analyze how people can swim faster, an[...]
Swumanoid swimming android robot from Tokyo Tech will help athletes swim faster

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Chiba University demonstrates Quadcoptors flying in formation using motion capture

The Nonami Group at Chiba University is developing drone robots for information gathering, and the group has demonstrated four multi-rotor helicopters, flying in formation using image processing. “The cameras capture the markers,[...]
Chiba University demonstrates Quadcoptors flying in formation using motion capture

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Mahoro lab android automates dangerous lab work

Mahoro, co-developed by AIST and Yaskawa, is a general-purpose android for automating lab work that previously had to be done manually. The robot can do tasks, such as dispensing and culturing, faster and more precisely than people. So[...]
Mahoro lab android automates dangerous lab work

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Opton Japan unleash the first step to a real Bender Bending Rodriguez with the T-Win20

Opton’s T-WIN20 KDM is a robot bender that can feed in, twist, and bend pipes simultaneously. This product has received a top award from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency. By computer-controlling two of these benders at once[...]
Opton Japan unleash the first step to a real Bender Bending Rodriguez with the T-Win20

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ZMP demos RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad

The Robocar HV being developed by ZMP is a test vehicle for research and development that acquires vehicle sensor data via the vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) to enable vehicle control through an independent controller. T[...]
ZMP demos RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad

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Honda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with People

Honda today unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device, designed for harmony with people. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys whil[...]
Honda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with People
Honda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with PeopleHonda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with PeopleHonda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with PeopleHonda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with People

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Sharp finally jump into the autonomous vacuum cleaner world with its latest COCOROBO

Japanese manufacturer are by far the latest to jump into the autonomous vacuum cleaner war, and while Toshiba made the jump last year, it is today finally Sharp turn, behold the COCOROBO RX-V100 and RX-V80. Both model comes with Sharp [...]
Sharp finally jump into the autonomous vacuum cleaner world with its latest COCOROBO
Sharp finally jump into the autonomous vacuum cleaner world with its latest COCOROBOSharp finally jump into the autonomous vacuum cleaner world with its latest COCOROBO

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[Hands-On] Qumarion mannequin input device for intuitive 3D manipulation

The Qumarion is a mannequin input device developed to simplify the manipulation and posing of human-like 3D CG models on screen. It uses QUMA technology, codeveloped by two university ventures, SoftEther from University of Tsukuba, and[...]
[Hands-On] Qumarion mannequin input device for intuitive 3D manipulation

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Panasonic’s hair washing robot now accepting customers

First announced in Japan back in September 2010, Panasonic’s Hair Washing Robot is now officially accepting humans ready to have their hair washed like a pro! Available as a trial from April 11 up to June 10th at the Hair Salon S[...]
Panasonic’s hair washing robot now accepting customers
Panasonic’s hair washing robot now accepting customers

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[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

The Hugvie is a cushion in a minimalistic human form. It contains a pocket into which you can put your mobile phone, transforming it into a physical communication medium. The shape of this huggable cushion is based on the Telenoid robo[...]
[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

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Keio University demos Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction

These robotic rings that imitate eye and mouth movements are being developed by a research group at Keio University. “When you wear this robot on your hand, it forms a medium for communication using the hand. So the robot serves [...]
Keio University demos Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction

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Bandai tweak its good old iDog and introduce the Smartpet, a Robot Dog powered by an iPhone.

Nope unfortunately this is actually not a real robot per say but a simple, yet really cute and capable toy that use an iPhone 4 (iPhone 3GS and iPod) as “brain”. Schedule to hit Japan at the end of April and announced at around 6,500 Y[...]
Bandai tweak its good old iDog and introduce the Smartpet, a Robot Dog powered by an iPhone.

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Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

If you go to the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Valentines Day, you will be able to see the Geminoid-F android casually sitting in a show window, looking as if it’s waiting for a friend. Geminoid-F has been p[...]
Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

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NSK unveiled a new Robot Guide Dog at International Robot Exhibition 2011

NSK has developed a four-legged robot with wheels, and are working towards the creation of a robotic guide dog. “This robot has wheels on the ends of its legs, so basically, on flat terrain, it uses the wheels to move. In places [...]
NSK unveiled a new Robot Guide Dog at International Robot Exhibition 2011

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Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

Toyota has developed robots for care support, in response to society’s aging demographics. These robots have been co-developed with Fujita Health University. They utilize advanced technologies from Toyota, including motor control[...]
Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

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RIBA II Care Support Robot For Lifting Patients

RIBA II is a two-armed care support robot that can lift people from a prone position on the floor to a wheelchair, which is one of the most physically demanding tasks in nursing homes. RIBA II has been co-developed by Tokai Rubber Indu[...]
RIBA II Care Support Robot For Lifting Patients

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Spherical flying machine developed by Defense Ministry’s Research Department

This is the world’s first spherical flying machine developed by the Research Department at Japan’s Ministry of Defense. This machine can hover like a helicopter, and take-off and land vertically. But because it works like a[...]
Spherical flying machine developed by Defense Ministry’s Research Department

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Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

AIST has developed a male version of its android robot Actroid-F, which was first shown to the public last year. These human-like robots imitate the movements of the people they are watching, and are currently being placed as observers[...]
Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

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UEC Tokyo simulate The Sensation Of An Object Passing Through Your Hands

The Kajimoto research group at the University of Electro-Communications is developing a device that simulates the sensation of something passing through your hand. It is proposed to improve the sense of realism in games, and uses a vib[...]
UEC Tokyo simulate The Sensation Of An Object Passing Through Your Hands

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LG announced the Roboking Triple Eye with Wireless Internet and CCTV

The Roboking Triple Eye (Bad translation) or the VR6180VMNC is LG’s latest autonomous robot vacuum cleaner. While this model comes with the rather, nowadays, basic 51 sensors, it also integrate three cameras that will not only analyze [...]
LG announced the Roboking Triple Eye with Wireless Internet and CCTV
LG announced the Roboking Triple Eye with Wireless Internet and CCTVLG announced the Roboking Triple Eye with Wireless Internet and CCTVLG announced the Roboking Triple Eye with Wireless Internet and CCTV

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Etro, the social robot from Korea

This new robot, is an evolution of the 2003 reading robot that had been presented then by the Korea’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute. This new model is now being used as an ambassador for the improvement of [...]
Etro, the social robot from Korea

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