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Palro

A new hobby type robot called Palro from Japanese company Fuji Soft has been introduced. This cute robot will cost around $3,300 and stands 15″ tall. Palro has 20 DOF, 4 microphones, a speaker, camera, 3 axis gyro sensor, 4 … Continue reading

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Mannequin Robot

A Japanese robotic mannequin can change a pose when a customer walks by. The robot uses a proximity sensor to detect how close the shopper is and then changes its pose.  They hope to one day use facial recognition software … Continue reading

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Wakamaru Robot to Join Japanese Festival

The Osaka Tenjin Festival is one of three great festivals in Japan.  This yearly July festival attracts more than a million visitors each year. This year, a Wakamaru robot from Mistubishi Heavy Industries is being trained for the festival.  See … Continue reading

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Treasure Trove Of Robots Uncovered In Japan

Wow.  This was certainly part of one  little boy’s childhood fantasies.  These awesome robots were built by Jiro Aizawa in the 1950’s and 1960’s and apparently have been sleeping in a warehouse until now. The Google translator states the following: … Continue reading

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Coffee Making Robot

Check out this cool little Japanese robot that has been programmed to grind and make coffee. The robot has been programmed to execute a lengthy complicated set of maneuvers. Now if only it could also make toast. Click through for … Continue reading

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