Digital Human Symposium 2009


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  • Theme: New Perspectives in digital human technology -human, information, and robotics-
  • Date: March 4, 2009 (Wednesday)
  • Place:
    • Symposium: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation(7th floor MIRAI CAN Hall)
      2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-0064
    • Open house: AIST Waterfront (Access Map)
      2-41-6 Aomi, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-0064 Continue reading

Robot shopping in Japan for pensioners

Tmsuk reports again with even more human robot action. This time, they show us a shopping Robo of very, very far away can be controlled. The modified TMSUK-4 humanoids (but not necessarily a robot from the pole) ran in Kitakyushu, Japan (where else), from home on a NTT DoCoMo Videophone before acting visibly beglucktem audience to buy a few hats. Apparently betagtere saw the lady through the eyes of a robot and controlled his movements around each behende Funkloch around across the Hutabteilung and probably happy now jumps up and down, because they used their new head covering finally looks like Prizessin Victoria. Continue reading

Japan: robots, artificial animals and anime-Stars

In hardly any other country in the world there is such a great enthusiasm for high-tech, robotics and artificial worlds, as in Japan. Various museums reflect this vehement wider interest and provide visitors with an impressive and comprehensive insight into the future, the already long since begun. Since October 2006 astounded the robot museum in Nagoya visitors with cutting-edge exhibits. At present, is in conjunction with the exhibition “Think Robo” the development of the robot from the beginning of the 20th Century until now at the centre. The special interest is the “humanoid” robots “Wabot” from the’70s on “ASIMO” from the House of Honda, whose course is similar to that of the people, to the household robot Wakamaru. Continue reading

The robots in action in Japan

The Japan concentrates 40% of the nearly 923 000 industrial robots on the planet. It is not surprising therefore that the country is regarded as the kingdom machines. The trend is now for service robots designed to assist a Japanese population ageing.
Heroes manga (comic books) or animated films, industrial or humanoid robots serve as technology showcases the major national groups: the Japanese robots to display a genuine enthusiasm. Currently, all eyes are turning to robotics service in a variety of fields: submarines, medicine, cleaning, security, fisheries, forests, health care, recreation and pets. A segment which, if it remains marginal, is nonetheless promised a bright future. The 2007 International Robot Exhibition to be held in November in Tokyo, had planned to devote more than a third of its programme. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR), based in Paris, distinguishes between two types of non-industrial robots: those for professional use and those for private use. It is estimated that 31 600 units of the first category were commissioned in 2005, of which 18% robot submarines, 17% of cleaning robots and 16% of robots defence / security. Although increasing numbers of robots for private use are also much cheaper. Of the 2.9 million machines of this type listed by the IFR, more than half (1.8 million) were vacuum robots such as “Roomba” by the U.S. firm robot, 1 million robots games and Leisure and about 79 000 robot lawnmowers. According to Marc-Antoine Haudenschild, a specialist in Japan serving Global Equity Research at Credit Suisse, “service robots are only in their infancy. Continue reading