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ZMP unleash a new Robot Car with the MEV-C

ZMP produce in Japan for years Robot Cars available for researchers and professionals all over the country, and the company released last Monday a new upgrade of its popular Robot Car with the MEV-C based on their first COMS project in[...]
ZMP unleash a new Robot Car with the MEV-C
ZMP unleash a new Robot Car with the MEV-C

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The Humanoid Singer Robot from Taiwan

Presented by the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, arrives the humanoid head capable of reading simple music scores, and synthesize the music. This is achieved by using the information that cameras in the [...]
The Humanoid Singer Robot from Taiwan

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ZMP announced a new Kinect controlled Robot Car for research purpose

ZMP is the company responsible for the amazing e-Nuvo and RoBoCar for example, and earlier this month, the company sends us a press release announcing yet a new scale 1/10 of the RoBoCar vehicle, the RoBoCar Lite, that uses Microsoft K[...]
ZMP announced a new Kinect controlled Robot Car for research purpose

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Riken Japan upgrade its RIBA II Healthcare robot

Riken Japan announced yesterday a noticeable upgrade of its healthcare robot RIBA II with improved power and with more accurate sensors. Stronger the RIBA II is no capable to lift patient with a weight up to 80kg (roughly a 20kg improv[...]
Riken Japan upgrade its RIBA II Healthcare robot
Riken Japan upgrade its RIBA II Healthcare robotRiken Japan upgrade its RIBA II Healthcare robot

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Tokyo Institute of Technology introduces Robot That Can Learn, Think And Act By Itself

This robot can think, learn and act by itself using artificial intelligence. It is being developed by the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Using a technology called a self-replicating neural network, or SOINN(Self-O[...]
Tokyo Institute of Technology introduces Robot That Can Learn, Think And Act By Itself

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Okayama University unveils its first Wrist Rehabilitation Robot

This is a wrist rehabilitation robot developed by a research group at Okayama University for use by people who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries. “This device uses a parallel link structure and a pneumatic cylinder wi[...]
Okayama University unveils its first Wrist Rehabilitation Robot

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[IFPEX 2011] Surgical Robot with force feedback from Tokyo Institute of Technology

At IFPEX 2011, the Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrate their latest Surgical Robot featuring the first Pneumatic force feedback system. Working on the Slave/Master principal, where a doctor can remotely operate a patient controll[...]
[IFPEX 2011] Surgical Robot with force feedback from Tokyo Institute of Technology
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QUMA a 3D Motion-Capture for 3D CG Production!

Motion Capture has changed the way on how movies are now made and give filmmaker another tool to blow our mind on the big-screen and it is not surprising that now, Animation Companies can also rely on this fantastic tool to create uniq[...]
QUMA a 3D Motion-Capture for 3D CG Production!

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[IFPEX 2011] I shake hands with SQUSE Robot Hand

Back in 2009 at FOOM JAPAN our colleagues from DigInfo.TV capture some impressive video of SQUSE Robot hand that was manipulate sushi like a real human. Today at IFPEX 2011, we had the chance to discover SQUSE amazing robot hand and te[...]
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[IFPEX 2011] I shake hands with SQUSE Robot Hand

Back in 2009 at FOOM JAPAN our colleagues from DigInfo.TV capture some impressive video of SQUSE Robot hand that was manipulate sushi like a real human. Today at IFPEX 2011, we had the chance to discover SQUSE amazing robot hand and te[...]
[IFPEX 2011] I shake hands with SQUSE Robot Hand
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World’s First Soft, Flexible Touch Sensor For Robots from Touchence

Shokkaku Cube is the world’s first soft, flexible touch sensor. It has been designed to be used in robots and was developed by Touchence, a Tokyo University venture. It has a soft foam covering and can detect changes in three dim[...]
World’s First Soft, Flexible Touch Sensor For Robots from Touchence

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Mirai SANZO, Sanyo Home’s first Android-based Smart Home Robot

Sanyo Home, a company in the Home/Building business here in Japan introduced a new Android-Based Robot for Smart Homes : Mirai SANZO. Connected to your home network and other appliances ranging from your home solar panels, PC, Intercom[...]
Mirai SANZO, Sanyo Home’s first Android-based Smart Home Robot

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[Robotech 2011] Professor Sawada’s Talking Robot

Today at Robotech 2011, Professor Sawada from Kagawa University in Japan demonstrates its talking robot, a robot capable to mimic and reproduce the natural human speech. Thanks to a clever set of different elements that duplicate human[...]
[Robotech 2011] Professor Sawada’s Talking Robot
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LG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over Diagnostic

LG announced this morning a new Vacuum Robot with the VR6172LVM. Beside the usual and basic autonomous vacuuming thingy and low noise design (48dB) this Vacuum Robot comes with a new Self Voice Over Diagnostic features called “Smart Di[...]
LG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over Diagnostic
LG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over DiagnosticLG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over DiagnosticLG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over DiagnosticLG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over DiagnosticLG introduces a new Vacuum Robot with Self Voice Over Diagnostic

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Showa University announces Showa Hanako 2

Showa University has announced Showa Hanako 2, a robot dental patient fabricated by robot maker Tmsuk. Compared with its predecessor Showa Hanako 1, this robot is designed to be more realistic, functional, and easier to use. Showa Hana[...]
Showa University announces Showa Hanako 2

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Mayekawa introduces Automatic Chicken Breast Deboning Robot

Mayekawa Manufacturing demonstrated a robot with new image processing functions that can automatically debone chicken breasts at FOOMA Japan 2011. This robot can process 1,500 chickens per hour, 10 times as fast as doing it manually. T[...]
Mayekawa introduces Automatic Chicken Breast Deboning Robot

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Cilium – Robot Hair Interface

The Shunji Yamanaka Research Group at Keio University is doing R&D on an interface that copies the movement of cilium. Cilia are microscopic hairs on the surface of a cell which can react in unison, and are used by some microorgani[...]
Cilium – Robot Hair Interface

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Yaskawa Robot Lightsaber duel… The Force is strong in these ones!

At this year ICRA or International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, the Japanese company Yasakawa demonstrates its robots skills by performing a “real” lightsaber duel between two of its Motoman industrial robots. Luc[...]
Yaskawa Robot Lightsaber duel… The Force is strong in these ones!

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ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

If you’re a fan of Honda‘s world-renowned advanced humanoid robot ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, it will be making its St. Louis debut at the FIRST Championship from April 28-30. At FIRST, ano[...]
ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

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Kondo’s new KMR-M6 Robot is the Tachikoma of the poor

Kondo introduced last week a new spider robot in Japan the KMR-M6. Available online at 76,800 Yen this new spring supporter hexapedal robot Tachikoma like spider has been primarily built for student engineers or scientist to work on a [...]
Kondo’s new KMR-M6 Robot is the Tachikoma of the poor

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Creepynoids meet-up, when Geminoids of the world finally meet

Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro is a pioneer, but like every pioneer is works, including Elfoid, are far from being well understood by other, but when Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro and Henrik Scharfe meets with their “Geminoids” for a surrealist “rendez-v[...]
Creepynoids meet-up, when Geminoids of the world finally meet

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Robot Institute’s MediBot set to enter Korean Healthcare world

The Korean based company ROBOT Institute that develop and manufacturer MediBot, announced that its little Robot will soon be available on the market. MediBot is a one meter tall robot dedicated to help and support patients in different[...]
Robot Institute’s MediBot set to enter Korean Healthcare world

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