6th Kondo KHR Robot Anniversary: Dance Contest (Video)

Dr. GIY is an absolute genius when it comes to humanoid robots, whether they're fighting in the ROBO-ONE ring, or trying to out do each other at dancing. Here are his robot creations giving it their best at the 6th  Kondo KHR Robot Anniversary Celebration:

Dr. GIY, by the way, in addition to being a multiple time ROBO-ONE Champion, was also one of the advisors to Kyosho for the orginal development of the high performance, popular MANOI series robots, based on Kondo servos and electronics.

Here's one of his early robot dance routines from four years ago:

And his robot breakdance routine from last summer:

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How Olympus Uses Humanoid Robots To Market Cameras (Video)

In todays world, major digital camera manufacturers have to deal with rapid technological evolution, intense price pressure both from their competitors and customers, and the inevitable merge between still photography and video. It’s a major challenge to differentiate themselves, and their product lines, from other cameras on the market.

So, for the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show, where Olympus wanted to show off their latest digital camera with a dedicated record button that allows the user to instantly shift from taking still photos to recording high definition video, they decided to call in the robots. Kyosho MANOI robots, to be more precise.

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Autonomous Dancing Robot Has The Beat (Video)

Looks like Dr. GIY isn’t the only one with a dancing robot. RobotGrrl91 has her MANOI AT-01 humanoid robot dancing autonomously in response to the drum beats of Yankadi music.

The occasion was the Clarkson University Spring 2010 Activities Fair.

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So you think your robot can dance? (Video)

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Dance contests, especially TV dance contest programs have become really popular, so it’s not surprising that the Japanese humanoid robot builders would have to get into the act.

A good example is Dr. GIY, a ROBO-ONE champion robot creator. Not content to just have his robot make some stock movements, Dr. GIY decided to challenge the dancing ability of HRP-2, a multi-million dollar humanoid robot developed by  Kawada Industries and the Manufacturing Science and Technology Center (MSTC), sponsored by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) through New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

Although the idea of a single hobbyist working in their small apartment on a tiny budget taking on the massive resources of Japanese industry and government research with virtually unlimited budgets might seem foolhardy, we think you’ll agree that Dr. GIY’s robot is more than up to the task.

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Happy Holidays from RobotGrrl's dancing MANOI robot (Video)

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RobotGrrl unveiled her MANOI Holiday Xtravaganza just in time for Christmas Eve, and wishes everyone Happy Holidays & Happy Robots!

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RobotGrrl warming up for the MANOI Holiday Xtravaganza (Video)

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The holiday season is already upon us, and it won’t be long before all the good boys and girls, and a few naughty ones too, will be waiting for Santa Claus to slide down the chimmney and leave a huge pile of new robot toys and kits under the Christmas tree.

RobotGrrl just couldn’t wait for Santa, and decided to get a jump on the holidays by transforming her MANOI AT-01 robot into a perfect dancing elf. And, she promises more holiday robot delights are on the way as she ramps up her MANOI Holiday Xtravaganza!

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