This is really a high-end home appliance - as a product, more akin to a washing machine or refrigerator than a smartphone - and in this realm, a brand new line being six months late is better than on-time but undercooked. We see here some real competition for the company than currently owns the Japanese market.
Honda Walk Assist, which supports gait rehabilitation, will be released for customers on a leasing basis in November. The device has been in development since 1999 and it has taken almost 17 years since the project's launch to become a viable product with practical use.
Next to Team SCHAFT's new Google overlords withdrawing them from further competition, the poor showing of NASA's Valkyrie robot might have seemed the DRC Trials's biggest disappointment, but it's nowhere near that simple: NASA JSC and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) are keeping the flame alive, and by flame we're talking…
Featuring drones, rovers, quadrupeds, robot fish, and a few completely novel forms of mechanical mobility, Autonomous Christmas proves that SuperRoboDorky science people actually do have senses of humor and plenty of Christmas spirit.
The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced the hiring of its technical leadership team, bringing together an all-star group of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. TRI CEO Gill Pratt introduced the technical team and initial TRI research programs in a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to the technical team, TRI work will be guided by an Advisory Board of corporate, scientific and public policy leaders from around the world.
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For those who like to go deep on their AI & robotics news, Toyota's Gil Prat-led Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced their initial AI & robotics team. Some madd brain power up in there.
With quantum mechanics, pixelation of the universe, and some supremely annoying probability, seems reality might be a computer simulation, and God might be an intensely needy supermind playing the latest release of "Semi-Conscious Hairless Primates."
This handsome British chap is directly responsible for your ability to visit a website; it's safe to say that his contributions to early computer science saved millions of lives and now effect every living human being. Today, remember Alan Turing.
This RX-78-2 Gundam model is huge and imposing and badass, and while Anthrobotic does not necessarily endorse the consumption of anime, Anthrobotic endorses the shit outta visiting Tokyo Bay to get some 60-foot-tall robot in your life.
Section A is our editor being furiously angry at robotics coverage and the corpsifying institution of journalism in general. Section B is some very interesting robotics news from Japan (telepresence robotic heavy equipment operation!). Section C is the bow on this wild ride robotics feature. Choose your own adventure(s)!
Sharp even added a "MOE" feature to this vacuum cleaner. From Sharp's home cleaning robot series, COCOROBO, a premium model called COCOROBO Imouto Ver. RX-CLV1-P will be out for sale for a limited time. Imouto means younger sister in Japanese.
Reno J. Tibke's insight:
Sharp has decided that an anime/manga flavor will move more cleaning robots. Hmmmm...maybe?
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