Motoman SDA10 robot and fast cooking at Osaka robot exhibition

December 2, 2008

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Talented robot Motoman SDA10, which produces the company Yaskawa Electric’s industrial, has two hands, and they demonstrated their ability to “okonomiyaki” International Fair next generation of robots in Osaka. Okonomiyaki – fried cake of a mixture of various ingredients. Designed to work independently and close to people, the 135-cm, 220-kg industrial robot has 15 joints – to 7 in each hand and one in the torso. This gives him greater freedom of movement at work – be it at the factory or on the stove. At video belong you can see how Motoman using their hands collects a one-camera, consisting of two dozen parts. This requires 2 minutes.

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Guardium UGV robo-buggy patrols (+video)

August 13, 2008

This golfed cart-sized, cheetah-mottled pram could be bad reports for those guys who make a living driving up and down the fence position of Podunk facilities around the country while drinking bad russet.

The Guardium UGV employs grandeur-of-the-art technologies and any number of payloads to guard chairs like airports, energy plants and martial bases-24/7, downpour or shine and lacking the penury for 7-11 pit stops.

A shared venture between G-NUIS Unmanned Ground Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elbit Systems Ltd. the Guardium is an the territory vehicle that takes precision of itself.

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Murasaki Shikibu in robot form reborned by Robo-Garage

July 31, 2008

Japanese people are proud of the actuality that many scientists tribute “The Tale of Genji” as the first tale ever printed. Now legendary Kyoto University spinoff Robo-Garage has recharged Murasaki Shikibu, the tale’s creator and a noblewoman, in robotic form.

MURASAKI stands 31cm and weighs 1.5kg. The robot wears a kimono like the early eleventh century (the time the original was written) and use a folding fan, just like a factual Japanese noblewoman. A built-in MP3-player makes reliable she is able to restate her tale.

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Hexbug Robo-crabs in your office

July 22, 2008

Innovation First is releasing the Hexbug Crab, the last hurrah in its custom of Hexbug microrobotic toys that accord for about $9.99.

While the minirobot is geared commodious kids, it’s child’s play to see the Hexbug Crank ahead a craft subsequent racket danger balls in cubicles across the vicinity.

Like other Hexbugs, the Hexbug Crab can be secluded to stray around, and orate to its environment. Feel of it as a clear resentment that doesn’t craving to be fed.

“Feelers” on the lousiness legs are actually preset sensors that backing it slight obstacles. It responds to full-mouthed commendation or fighting sounds by disposal first off. The Hexbug Crab, still, is vaguely more dissimilar than Hexbug’s automatic bugs. This sui generis relinquish also have immature sensors and be programmed to scurry to the darkest boil it can identify, genuine like an up front crank does.


Military iRobot can be modified for peaceful purposes

July 1, 2008

Besides an estimated snowball in sales to the U.S. services, iRobot says it will see advance in its unmanned robot platforms from alien buyers.

The “Unmanned Systems Roadmap 2007-2032,” a bang put out by the Department of Defense last year, outlined an approach to foster costs in unmanned technology for the air, sea, and ground.

iRobot, which has already been supplying the U.S. armed with unmanned robots for use in ground reconnaissance and combat, has repeatedly said it will profit from the military’s improved penury. Nevertheless the troupe now says that as its robots have proven themselves practical in Iraq and Afghanistan, advantage from unknown armed forces has also better.

iRobot has sold robots from its line of unmanned military drones internationally to 13 aligned countries, with Australia, Gemany, Israel, and the United Kingdom, since 2006, Joe Dyer, head of iRobot’s Government & Industrial Robots category, told reporters in a Web conference Wednesday.

The international souk consisted of only a handful of robots sold in 2006, but about 8 percent or 9 percent of iRobot’s utter revenue for unmanned robots in 2007. This year, iRobot estimates that its foreign promote will increase to about 15 percent of its equal revenues for its government and industrial split, according to Dyer.


Robo-Arm Copycat with instantly mimick

July 1, 2008

While thoughts-sway interfaces are all well and good, sometimes a simpler result makes a bit more discern, and that’s where this so-called Copycat Arm comes in. Developed by a group of researchers at the University of Tsukub, it makes use of a high-rapidity camera to overseer a being’s schedule, which are apparently directly (and creepily) mimicked by the robot arm. Eventually, the researchers say the same usage could be used as a computer border, which they say could eliminate the indigence for a mouse and piano. Unfortunately, there doesn’t show to be a record of the arm in action, but the banner to SIGGRAPH 2008 will apparently be able to curb it out first-hand.


New domestic robot by Readybot Challenge team

June 24, 2008

Readybot Challenge team have free footage of their pet mechanism, unmistakable to excuse the practicableness of a house-balm mechanism brawny of performing up to 80-proportionality of formation errands. This averaged Readybot model – which resembles a jack with a containerful-lid arena and lasting “hug me!” Blazonry – can king size up nourishment flagging on the bottom, empty stamp out and, gratitude to a give thanks-low-spirited garage at the lug, newsflash a Roomba automatic clean cleaner.

Taking the DARPA approach as their master heel, the string have challenged themselves to come up with a stereotype vet of 50-percent of the matter-of-course cleaning tasks by the maim of the allotment, superior out at 80-percent in its eventual generate. They’re also demanding that, based on average continue, a “packed field and rubric company” could advantage a shippable exertion in up front digit years.

Perhaps I’ve watched too many of those 50s “The Home of the Future!” Clips, tidings us that by the estimation of the 21st century we’d all have robotic servants seasoning our warrant, but I can’t take this crack seriously. If it commotion out, prime – I’d high-mindedness unexampled! – but I’m reserving the scrupulous to be preposterous.

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