Humanoid robot “Saya” the teacher

robotHumanoid robot “Saya” On September 7, appeared in the role of elementary school teacher in Tokyo, spoke to their children. Teacher spreads show a different face, is a happy child who had been so such a soft touch finger on the cheek. Saya is a laboratory was developed by Professor Hiroshi Kobayashi of Tokyo University Continue reading

Humanoid Robotics Speeding

robotUntil the last decade, robots were mostly comprised of chunks of metal moving on wheels or multiple legs. A couple of showcases held last week, however, showed recent technologies have enabled South Korea to take huge strides in the development of humanoid robots, whose overall appearance is based on the human body.Among the items at the recent technology exhibition at the Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) were Buddy, a robot designed to display various facial expressions, and Mahru III, a two-legged humanoid robot jointly developed by KIST and local conglomerate Samsung Group. Continue reading

CURI – 4 by George Katz

VW_Touareg_MY2011_02-01The CURI-4 platform was developed to investigate a layered behavioral control scheme for a mobile robot. CURI-4 is a small tethered robot equipped with a camera and a gripper for grasping objects. The tether carries data as well as power. The main robot components are 2 DC motors with gearboxes for the drive mechanism, 4 RC type servo motors, a small CCD camera and custom electronics for the motor control. The drive configuration is a tripod with 2 individually powered wheels and a static caster skid. One servo controls the pitch of the camera, 2 servos are used in the gripper, and the fourth servo is used for a leg that allows the robot to tilt raising and lowering the gripper. The camera can be positioned so that it can image it’s own gripper in order to see what it is picking up. Continue reading

Robots show emotions

Der menschliche Roboter AsimoJapanese researchers are in the development of a copy of intelligent people have far. The market for service robots is growing schwungvoll. It is almost like right in the dentist’s office. If the drill on the nerve, the patient groans. Only this is not flesh and blood. However, the 1.60 meter tall robot the appearance of an average woman copied Japan, including a long, black hair. He can even to frown or roll their eyes when a schmerzempfindliche taken. “The facial expression is extremely realistic,” enthuses Tatsuo Matsuzaki Kokoro by the manufacturer. “Students can be the suffering of the patient comprehension.” Japan, this year the partner country at the Hanover Fair, is a trendsetter in the development of new generations of robots. With 370,000 copies, 40 percent of all the world used machines installed in Japanese factories. At 10,000 workers, 349 machines colleagues. And this is just the beginning. To the dwindling number of workers as a result of the rapid ageing of society to replace the planned Ministry of Trade and Industry (Meti) until 2025 the use of one million industrial robots. Continue reading

ASIMO is a humanoid robot developed by Honda

ASIMO is a humanoid robot developed by Honda. Asimo is an acronym for “Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility” pronounced “ashimo” (legs too “) in Japanese. His name accidentally recalls that of writer Isaac Asimov, author of numerous books on science-fiction on the theme of robotics and creator of the three laws of robotics. The design of the robot is facing a utilitarian purpose, unlike Sony robots whose goal is to create robots company (Aibo, Qrio). Asimo is a robot research, it is not marketed. Nevertheless, it has already been paid for some public events. It was also praised by large companies like IBM, in order to complete the task of hosting home. Continue reading

A robot bats revive research on sonar

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A robotic head of bats capable of transmitting and detect ultrasound in the band of frequencies used by bats in the real world will give an important impetus to research in the field of echolocation. “Bat – Bot “, developed under the project CIRCE of the IST (Information Society Technologies) may also stir ears, technique often used by these animals to modulate the characteristics of the echo.
CIRCE developed the Bat-Bot to mimic more closely at the amazing qualities of echolocation in bats. “The sonar in water is an area controlled, but studies on a sonar air are much less advanced,” says dr. Herbert Parmesans, who heads the laboratory of active perception of the University of Antwerp and CIRCE coordinating the project. “Wherever roboticiens want to build an autonomous robot, they deal primarily the sonar, but they quickly encounter problems due to the nature too simplistic devices of commerce, and then spend the visual systems or laser. We hope that our research on the bat robotic systems will lead to more sophisticated sonar useful for robot navigation and other applications, “he says.
One of those potential applications could be identifying plants by echolocation. Continue reading