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Mind-controlled robot avatars inch towards reality

Mind-controlled robot avatars inch towards reality | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The software necessary for mind-controlled robot avatars is being developed by an international team of researchers in Japan.
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Tokyo University of Science shows off robotic suit powered by pneumatic artificial muscles (video)

Tokyo University of Science shows off robotic suit powered by pneumatic artificial muscles (video) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
What can one do with a robot suit?Well, it's certainly not limited to just lifting sacks of rice, but that was exactly...
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Robot artist learns masters' brush strokes

Robot artist learns masters' brush strokes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

"We have been able to teach this robot to successfully copy the brush strokes of a master of calligraphy," said Seiichiro Katsura, an associate professor of system design engineering at Keio University.

 

The robot was on display at Asia's biggest tech fair -- the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) exhibition -- which opened on Tuesday at Makuhari, near Tokyo.

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Japanese model enthusiast builds paper robot powered by elastic bands

Japanese model enthusiast builds paper robot powered by elastic bands | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A Japanese paper-modelling enthusiast has constructed the Paper Robot III, made almost entirely from paper and powered by elastic bands.
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Robot bin catches rubbish thrown towards it - Odd News | newslite.tv

Robot bin catches rubbish thrown towards it - Odd News | newslite.tv | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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Robotics group unveils next-gen wheelchair called the Rodem

Robotics group unveils next-gen wheelchair called the Rodem | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

[Old news...] A group of Japanese researchers from the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre have unveiled a vehicle they hope will become the next generation wheelchair for the country's rapidly aging population. 


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Robotics;Notes demo video brings the robot action - JAPANATOR

Robotics;Notes demo video brings the robot action - JAPANATOR | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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Swimming robot sends Crave off the deep end

Swimming robot sends Crave off the deep end | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Two researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have created a 3D-printed humanoid robot that can swim -- and may well make your skin, um, crawl. Read this blog post by Edward Moyer on Crave.
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You won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robot - CNET (blog)

You won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robot - CNET (blog) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Daily MailYou won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robotCNET (blog)Just don't expect to make any new friends. by Tim Hornyak With one on each shoulder, you'd have a robot angel and devil for counsel.
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Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you

Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Plucky trilingual robot acts differently depending on how it feels, according to Sharp. Just don't kick it with your steel-toed boots. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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Shampooing robot gives ultimate head massage

Shampooing robot gives ultimate head massage | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Move aside scary robot barber, there’s a new machine in the salon that’ll put humans in a sudsy heaven as it shampoos heads with 24 finger-l...
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yanobe kenji’s Fire Breathing Robot Sculptures

yanobe kenji’s Fire Breathing Robot Sculptures | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Yanobe Kenji's incredible sculptures closely fits a modern Japanese consumer aesthetic.
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Robots to the rescue as an aging Japan looks for help

Robots to the rescue as an aging Japan looks for help | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
ROBOTS in rapidly ageing Japan are moving from the realm of science fiction and technology fairs to practical use, helping the elderly with rehabilitation and performing daily tasks.
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NEC shows off PaPeRo telecommunications robot - SlashGear

NEC shows off PaPeRo telecommunications robot - SlashGear | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Sure, cars that look like bugs are cool and all, but what we're really interested in seeing at Ceatec 2012 are robots.

 

PaPeRo is coming to consumers soon, although it's been available to enterprises since 2009.

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Brainwave-controlled cat tails for humans move according to moods (Wired UK)

Brainwave-controlled cat tails for humans move according to moods (Wired UK) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Japanese company that gave us mind-controlled cat ears has upped the ante with a new line of detachable cat tails for humans that move according to a wearer's mood...
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What's On - Sayonara: Android-Human Theatre

What's On - Sayonara: Android-Human Theatre | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Sayonara is the result of a unique collaboration between one of Japan’s award-winning theatre directors Oriza Hirata in collaboration with robotics specialist Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka University and ATR Intelligent Robotics & Communications Laboratory.

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Japanese launch 4.5-tonne gun-toting robot controlled by smartphone

Japanese launch 4.5-tonne gun-toting robot controlled by smartphone | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Kuratas is 4 metres high and capable of firing 100 rounds a second – or even working as a cleaner or firefighter...
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Rajnikanth’s `Robot` hit with cine goers in Japan

Rajnikanth’s `Robot` hit with cine goers in Japan | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Indian superstar Rajnikanth’s blockbuster film ‘Robot’ was released to an overwhelming response in Japan recently.
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Japanese couple married by a robot

Japanese couple married by a robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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SWUMANIOD – Swimming humanoid robot

SWUMANIOD – Swimming humanoid robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

There many different types of humanoid robots out there but this is the first one created solely for swimming. SWUMANIOD (SWimming + hUMANOID) was created by researchers Motomu Nakashima and Chung Changhyun of ...

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Industry and Manufacturing: ADAM Robots Enter Japanese Market | Robotics Trends

Industry and Manufacturing: ADAM Robots Enter Japanese Market | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
RMT Robotics and Eeepos ink sales agreement.
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Robotics:Notes Demo Coming in Early June

Robotics:Notes Demo Coming in Early June | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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TIPPING POINT! Game for being robot engineers. (i think)

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GetRobo Blog English: RoboGames, Here We Come!

GetRobo Blog English: RoboGames, Here We Come! | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
RoboGames is this weekend and there are now at least 10 robots being flown over to California from Japan to participate in this annual robo-full event. Thanks to the efforts of the RoboGame organizers and Robots Dreams, there will be...
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