Friday, August 28, 2009


The two-wheeled bot has 16 sensors and four processors, and either happily wanders around on its own, or you can take control. Windows software and a USB hookup lets you program all aspects of its behavior, including moods, reaction to stimuli, and if it freaks out or mingles when it meets other robots.

The $250 starter kit (available September 28) includes base stations, hubs, and gaming cards to set up real world playing fields. What caught my eye: a specially tagged ball allows for a variety of competitive ball games (the Roboni-i has a special scoop and uses Zigbee RF too).

You can also go online to play video-game based matches, track stats, or get tips from the Robini-i community.

Article Link (Gizmodo)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Robot Fish

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

High-Speed Manipulator

Ishikawa Hashimoto Laboratory

More detailed video here.

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Humanoid Running

Toyota's Asimo
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