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Japan’s Creepiest Robots (and why they’re not)

We’re rolling, and 3, 2, 1 – ACTION: “Gee-whiz Bob, those crazy Japanese robot guys are at it again, how about a ridiculous soundbite and poorly executed pun, and hey, here’s an unoriginal one-liner, ha, ha, ha, those Japanese an[...]
Japan’s Creepiest Robots (and why they’re not)

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Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team

We recently wrote about a robot named Robi who is a member of the Japanese family. Now, Dentsu Inc. has announced the names “Kirobo” and “Mirata” for two humanoid communication robots being developed under the K[...]
Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team
Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team

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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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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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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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Robovie mR2: iPod Touch powered communication robot

Robovie mR2 is a 30 cm tall humanoid robot developed at Japan’s ATR Robotics and Communication Laboratories. It sports 18 joints (3 in each eye, 3 in the head, 4 in each arm, 1 in the back), 18 servo motors, CCD sensor 3.4MP came[...]
Robovie mR2: iPod Touch powered communication robot

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Fujisoft PALRO (Palrobot) humanoid robot powered by Intel Atom CPU soon to be available on market in Japan

Our new robot companion is 39.8 cm tall and weighs 1.6 kg. It is equipped with Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU, 1 GB internal memory, 4 GB flash memory, Ubuntu OS, 3 MP camera, Wi-Fi IEE 802.11 b/g/n, USB Port and 7.4V/2,800mAh lithium ion batte[...]
Fujisoft PALRO (Palrobot) humanoid robot  powered by Intel Atom CPU soon to be available on market in Japan
Fujisoft PALRO (Palrobot) humanoid robot  powered by Intel Atom CPU soon to be available on market in JapanFujisoft PALRO (Palrobot) humanoid robot  powered by Intel Atom CPU soon to be available on market in Japan

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Newly unveiled Humanoid Robot by Nippon Institute of Technology to visit classes in Japan

Fruit of the collaboration among researchers from the Nippon Institute of Technology, Harada Vehicle Design, ZMP and ZNUG Design, this humanoid robot is just 126 cm tall and weighs 15 kg. Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio software wa[...]
Newly unveiled Humanoid Robot by Nippon Institute of Technology to visit classes in Japan
Newly unveiled Humanoid Robot by Nippon Institute of Technology to visit classes in JapanNewly unveiled Humanoid Robot by Nippon Institute of Technology to visit classes in JapanNewly unveiled Humanoid Robot by Nippon Institute of Technology to visit classes in JapanNewly unveiled Humanoid Robot by Nippon Institute of Technology to visit classes in Japan

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