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Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

The first signs of trouble at Fukushima were quickly followed by expectations of an action-ready ASIMO leaping to the rescue. Honda’s humanoid remains far from able, but their new High-Access Survey Robot is on the job, and of so[...]
Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

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Dr. Kanako Miura Made Robots Walk Like Humans. She Will be Missed.

While riding her bike on Sunday, May 19th, at approximately 3:30pm, highly accomplished and well-regarded robotics researcher Dr. Kanako Miura was struck by a large truck near Charlesgate Park in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Bost[...]
Dr. Kanako Miura Made Robots Walk Like Humans. She Will be Missed.

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AIST – Light-controlling sheet switches between mirror and transparent states

There is another really amazing new technology captured on video by Don Kennedy and Ryo Osuga of DigInfo.TV. I think there are a lot of implications for building eco-friendly buildings and cars and having more flexibility with componen[...]
AIST – Light-controlling sheet switches between mirror and transparent states
AIST – Light-controlling sheet switches between mirror and transparent states

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Brain Computer Interface used to control the movement and actions of an android robot

Researchers at the CRNS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory, are working on ways to control robots via thought alone. “Basically we would like to create devices which would allow people to feel embodied, in the body of a humanoid robo[...]
Brain Computer Interface used to control the movement and actions of an android robot

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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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[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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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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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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Nikko displayes 3D Measurement System For Food Processing

Nikko displayed a 3D measurement system that it developed jointly with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, at FOOMA Japan 2011. This system uses four pairs of stereo cameras to measure objects moving o[...]
Nikko displayes 3D Measurement System For Food Processing

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Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World

This is the “world’s first true Android”, called the Actroid-F. She’s (I’m sorry, it’s) designed to be used in hospitals and other locations involving natural human-to-human communication, and can mo[...]
Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World
Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World

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