Robotics successful start-ups hexagonal. After Violet, the Navasota which attacks the U.S. market, or Wavestorm, whose software powers the promising Skypee by Meccano, it is the turn of Aldebaran Robotics announced a fundraising of 5 million euros with CDC Innovation and I-Source Gestion for the development of its robot Nao. “The support of renowned investors such as CDC Innovation and I-Source Gestion is a great validation of our technology choices and business model of our company. The company has taken major steps since its inception in 2005, and this funding will enable us to strengthen our teams of professionals, to deliver our Nao robots to Robocop teams, and to prepare its public launch the next year. “commented Bruno Maisonnier, CEO of Aldebaran Robotics. A both intelligent and communicating, Nao robot is 60 cm high, fully programmable through its onboard computer and for various applications in areas such as education, entertainment, home support or security. Continue reading
Japanese researchers develop a new generation of robots. The machines emulate the natural behavior of humans and animals to and show feelings.
Curious Tama turns her head in the direction of the approaching steps. When she sees Toshihiro Tashima, gets her entire body in joyful movement. Lovingly takes Tashima in the arm. It does not bother him that Tamas nose pointed to the side and legs are a little plump. However, it is his own creation: Tamas black and grey tiger skin is a mini robots, program filled with chips and dotted with sensors.
On programmed feeling: “There should lebensahnlich effect and cause feelings,” said the researchers of the Omron Corporation in Kyoto its digital Schmusetier. Depending on the situation, the plush robot anger, fear or surprise. He miaut if he wants to arm, gentle stroking calls a content Schnurren. About his long-term memory Robot recognizes the animal and its owner situations. Tashima proudly led a month ago his cat machines to the public. Tama is the latest model of a new generation of robots, which not only caused a sensation in Japan. Continue reading