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 some consolation: its got ASIMO parts.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.25 at 00:24
Lands Work, a manufacturer of tofu-making machinery, has developed a robot that can pick up very soft foods such as tofu. “First, the robot checks which way the tofu is facing, and how big it is, using a camera.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.25 at 00:19
Ahhh, Switzerland. Not only Europes centralized hub for chocolate, cheese, watches, banking, and international apolitical neutrality (so lucky), the nation also boasts two of the finest science and engineering schools on the planet.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.25 at 00:13
One could reasonably assume Japans impressive array of supertech humanoid robots would swarm the inspired-by-Fukushima DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), but Tokyo University spin-off SCHAFT Robotics is it.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.13 at 12:28
Hondas Walking Assist with Stride Management: Coming to a Hospital Near You!
If, that is, youre connected to one of 50 Japanese medical institutions now testing and evaluating a pair of the semi-robotic exoskeletal assistive devices.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.13 at 11:51
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 Boston, Massachusetts.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.31 at 12:34
This week Square mobile payment comes to Japan, super-green Kitakyushu & UNIDO join forces to make clean cities, Japanese research groups are Joining the European Human Brain Project, and some really unfortunate and sad news in the world of humanoid robotics.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.31 at 11:51
Have you heard of the robot maker species that doesn’t need a grand research goal, isnt motivated by government competitions or corporate interests, and doesn’t necessarily care if their efforts result in profit? Japanese blacksmith Kogoro Kurata and British animatronics expert Matt Denton are live specimens with a simple purpose: make awesome robotic machines.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.10 at 12:58
2013s Top 4 Robot Short Films
Japans yearly Golden Week, a 10-day stretch of spring garnished with national holidays, tends to shut down almost every industry save tourism & travel.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.10 at 12:54
Everyday Robots, the Ones That Have Forever Been Coming… They Might Actually Get Here?
Well, in Japan, anyway. Two massive companies and one or two government agencies have assembled some intriguing and aggressive robot launchpad situations, and the game might be changing from what the distant future will bring to whats going to be in place in 3 years.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.10 at 12:45