We first attended the ROBOTECH exhibition several years ago. Every odd numbered year (2011, 2013, 2015, …), Japan stages the International Robot Exhibition (IREX), which is generally acknowledged to be the biggest, most interesting robot technology exhibition in Asia, perhaps in the world. Manufacturers, reseachers, students, robot application developers, end-users, everyone that has an interest […]
The annual ROBOTECH Next Generation Robot Technology Exhibition is taking place this week at the Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center this week. Some of the interesting robot designs, including RT Corp’s RIC Ninja Master robot, were featured in the TV Tokyo news video linked below. Via: Morning Satellite News: TV Tokyo Robot Exhibition next generation […]
The annual ROBOTECH show at the Tokyo Big SIght convention center is on schedule for July 13th-15th, 2011. It’s not a big robot show, and can’t even begin to compare to IREX, but if you are involved with service robotics and/or manufacturing technology it is definitely worth spending an afternoon to check out the latest […]
Catching up on video footage I took over the summer that has been gathering dust. Here’s a quick look at some of the robots on display at RoboTech 2010 held at the Big Sight convention center here. 1) AC servo motor and actuators developed by Muscle Corporation: 2) A close-up view of the Paro robot […]
You might expect that any robot event here would automatically be standing-room-only, but the RoboTech Exhibition 2010 last week wasn’t crowded at all. In fact, it was extremely low key, and low energy.
The first “ROBOTECH” – Next Generation Robot Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, is scheduled for July 28th (Wednesday) through 30th (Friday), 2010 at the Big Sight convention center in Tokyo. Concurrently, the 21st MEMS/Micromachine exhibition, billed as “the world’s largest nanotechnology exhibtion” will take place.
Yoshihiro Shibata’s Thunderbolt humanoid robot is in a class almost by itself. The robots hip/leg design was based on an original concept developed by Koichi Yoshimura, one of the early ROBO-ONE champions, but has been refined extensively over the years by Shibata.
Humanoid robot walking is difficult, much more difficult than most people think. We assume that it’s easy because we, and most people we know, can do it without thinking. But we forget all the months, even years, of practice, trial and error, bumps and bruises, that we put in as children before we got to […]
Yoshihiro Shibata first designed the Thunderbolt humanoid robot almost eight years, but it still represents some of the leading edge technology in terms of design and performance, especially its passive walking motions.