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DARPA's Pet-Proto Robot Navigates Obstacles

Boston Dynamics (VIDEO) laughs maniacally while robot dorks attempt to curtail totally justified hyperbole.

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Mind-Controlled Robots Coming Closer

Mind-Controlled Robots Coming Closer | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

Japanese & French Robo-Cooperation Bringing Mind-Controlled Robots Closer to Reality

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Asratec Releases 'V-Sido OS' for Humanoid Robots

Asratec Releases 'V-Sido OS' for Humanoid Robots | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Asratec - V-Sido OS for humanoid robot
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Asratec, a subsidiary of ソフトバンク(SoftBank)(remember Pepper from last week), has introduced an operating system, 'V-Sido OS,' for humanoid robots.

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Takara Tomy - Hello!MiP - One of 2 robots from new entertainment robot series "OMNIBOT"

Takara Tomy - Hello!MiP - One of 2 robots from new entertainment robot series "OMNIBOT" | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Takara Tomy - Hello!MiP - One of 2 robots from new entertainment robot series "OMNIBOT"
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If you don't want this your soul might be empty.

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SwitchScience - RAPIRO - Adorable humanoid robot to assemble

SwitchScience - RAPIRO - Adorable humanoid robot to assemble | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
SwitchScience - RAPIRO - Adorable humanoid robot to assemble
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RAPIRO consists of 30 plastic parts, 12 servo motors (2 per leg, 3 per arm, 1 for the waist, and 1 for the neck). Full color LEDs are used for the eyes. 

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World's First Commercially Available Self-Driving Car Launches

World's First Commercially Available Self-Driving Car Launches | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

Companies have been toying with the concept of self-driving cars for years, but robotics company Induct is the first to bring one to the market.


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▶ Autonomous Christmas Lab - EPFL Lausanne on YouTube

▶ Autonomous Christmas Lab - EPFL Lausanne on YouTube | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Christmas Video from the Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, 2013. http://www.asl.ethz.ch/ Movement at night and a stolen tree, who the heck let the robots f...
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iDiots: Japanese Toy Robots Animated to Make Fun of Us

iDiots: Japanese Toy Robots Animated to Make Fun of Us | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Big Lazy Robot's newest video, in really the nicest way, animates some Japanese robots to make fun of our smartphone technolust.#JAPAN #ROBOTS #BIGLAZYROBOT 
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Japanese Robots: Industrial Robotics Sampler from iREX 2013 (VIDEO)

Japanese Robots: Industrial Robotics Sampler from iREX 2013 (VIDEO) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

A brief compilation of six industrial robots getting their demo on yesterday at iREX. They're all amazing, but the precision and power of the big ones - when you're stanging right next to them - it's just awesome.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: How to Ride Your Giant Exoskeleton, by Team Skeletonics (at Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013)

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: How to Ride Your Giant Exoskeleton, by Team Skeletonics (at Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Getting in/on, Demoing, and Getting out of a Team Skeletonics Exoskeletal Suit(in a pretty small room)Over the weekend we visited a conceptual capital, a Mecca of sorts, of super-powered, executive-level Japanese geekdom: Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013.
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Japanese Robots: Gymnast-Bot Nails Kovacs to Triple Backflip

Japanese Robots: Gymnast-Bot Nails Kovacs to Triple Backflip | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

There’s no shortage of attention for the horizontal bar gymnastics robot videos from YouTube user "hinamitetu," and yesterday, a new milestone: once again, in what looks like mom’s cluttered basement or garage, the gymnast-bot impresses with a super difficult Kovacs to triple backflip - stuck the landing, of course.

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Mechs & Robots: if "Keloid" were a movie, Japan would buy tickets. Hint. Hint. (VIDEO)

Mechs & Robots: if "Keloid" were a movie, Japan would buy tickets. Hint. Hint. (VIDEO) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

With robots and mechs Japanese designers would love, and hints of a good story, Keloid is a cruel tease of a trailer. British newscasters, robots speaking Russian, all made by a Spanish effects studio; look, can someone, somewhere just go ahead and give these guys movie money already?

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Japanese Robots: Honda's UNI-CUB with a Civilian, a Smartphone, an Escape, and a Lesson (VIDEO)

Japanese Robots: Honda's UNI-CUB with a Civilian, a Smartphone, an Escape, and a Lesson (VIDEO) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

In its 18 public months, Honda’s semi-robotic UNI-CUB personal mobility device hasn’t seen a lot of the spotlight, but that might be changing; last week, here in Tokyo, we managed to capture some raw footage of a UNI-CUB test ride, smartphone control, and a rolling departure (VIDEO).

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Honda Motor Europe - ASIMO was promoting science in Slovakia

Honda Motor Europe - ASIMO was promoting science in Slovakia | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
ASIMO is back again.  He has traveled to Bratislava, Slovakia to attend European Researchers' Night to help give inspiration to the country's next generation of scientists and engineers.
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Targeting a Robotic Brain Capable of Thoughtful Communication

Targeting a Robotic Brain Capable of Thoughtful Communication | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Targeting a Robotic Brain Capable of Thoughtful Communication
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Rex Bionics set for takeoff

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An NZ firm which makes robotic "exoskeletons" for the disabled will float on Britain's junior AIM sharemarket.

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Japanese Robots: These Pole Dancing Robots Have Nothing to do with Japan...

Japanese Robots: These Pole Dancing Robots Have Nothing to do with Japan... | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
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What to Expect from Robotics in 2014: Google, Japan, and Much More

What to Expect from Robotics in 2014: Google, Japan, and Much More | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

in addition to the most visible and flashy robotics projects, there is a burgeoning world of robotics development out there set to spark the imaginations of another generation of nerd and engineering culture and beyond. This year, we will see some truly amazing things - things the media have barely touched on, and not all of it revolves around Google.

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Japanese Robots: The DARPA Robotics Challenge is Underway - Go Team SCHAFT, GO! (VIDEO)

Japanese Robots: The DARPA Robotics Challenge is Underway - Go Team SCHAFT, GO! (VIDEO) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

In the garages and open spaces of the Homestead Miami Speedway, 17 teams have gathered for the latest round in the first-ever global competition for practical humanoid rescue & response robots: the penultimate competition in the DARPA Robotics Challenge(DRC) is underway!

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Baxter the Soft Industrial Robot Gets Japanese Distribution

Baxter the Soft Industrial Robot Gets Japanese Distribution | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

Rethink Robotics, maker of the Baxter industrial & manufacturing robot, has signed an exclusive deal with Nihon Binary to distribute the machine here in Japan. For now it’s just the research version, but it clearly opens the door for more.

#ROBOT #JAPAN #BAXTER

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Team Skeletonics at Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013 (GALLERY)

Team Skeletonics at Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013 (GALLERY) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

In addition to our exclusive close-up footage of Team Skeletonics' human-powered exoskeleton, luckily we also collected a few wide angle and close-up stills. Yeah, we've kinda been fawning over Skeletonics of late. But for good reason: you won't believe what they're working on.

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REMINDER: iREX International Robot Exhibition Starts Tomorrow!

REMINDER: iREX International Robot Exhibition Starts Tomorrow! | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
The Japan Robot Association (JARA) and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun will open the 20th bi-ennial iREX International Robot Exhibition here in Tokyo tomorrow morning. This is Japan’s, perhaps the entire planet's premier robotics extravaganza.
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Government agencies invest $38 million in human-friendly robots

Government agencies invest $38 million in human-friendly robots | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it
Robots that learn from the cloud, aid parkinson’s patients and contribute to science will benefit from the funding.

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Japanese Exoskeleton Update: Does Team Skeletonics have New Gear? (VIDEO)

Japanese Exoskeleton Update: Does Team Skeletonics have New Gear? (VIDEO) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

We’ve been in love with Team Skeletonics’ human-powered exoskeleton for years, and all throughout, it's pretty much been the same mechanical and aesthetic configuration. But it now looks like they’ve been refining in the background, and might be bringing something new out to play.

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Japanese Robots: ASIMO's Nemesis Grows Stronger; Will Honda Respond? (VIDEO)

Japanese Robots: ASIMO's Nemesis Grows Stronger; Will Honda Respond? (VIDEO) | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

Honda bills ASIMO as the world's most advanced humanoid robot, and taken as a whole, it’s probably accurate to say. But an American robot is catching up, and unless Honda’s got some new tricks (ASIMO X?), ATLAS is going to shove ASIMO aside and take his cookies.

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VIDEO: NoodleBot at CEATEC 2013 - Robots & Noodles are Natural Together, Right?

VIDEO: NoodleBot at CEATEC 2013 - Robots & Noodles are Natural Together, Right? | AI, NBI, Robotics & Cybernetics & Android Stuff | Scoop.it

Instant noodles, Top Ramen in particular, are perhaps best known as a symbol of the struggling college student, the underemployed and/or lazy bachelor, or simply the food of last resort - but not in Japan. Here there’s a clear, unabashed romance between Cup Noodles and robots. 

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