Huckeberry Finn was a robot (Video)

Huckleberry robot:

I've suspected it for a long time, but now I can confirm - Huckleberry Finn was a robot all along…

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New Books for the Robot Library

Had several extra minutes between our afternoon meeting and the upcoming dinner session, so we stopped by the Kinokuniya Bookstore next to Takashimaya in Shinjuku.

As usual, the staff had no idea about where the robot books might be hiding, still they were extremely polite and helpful.

The saving grace was that I could quickly bring up the Ohmsha Robocon magazine page on my iPhone so that they could check the store database.



Just a few minutes later I was the proud owner of the latest issue plus a "Mook" on the Japan Robot Olympiad that I wasn't aware of before.

Mook, by the way, is the Japanese coined word for a hybrid book/magazine that usually (but not always) has the meaty content and depth of a book combined with the larger format, gloss, and eye candy of a specialty magazine.

-- Posted using the Robots Dreams iPhone.

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ATOMIC ROBO Rocks!

Really getting into the Atomic Robo comic app on the iPhone. We didn't think we would like reading graphic novels on small displays, but this one has made a believer out of us.



-- Posted using the Robots Dreams iPhone.

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One Robot Article Down, One To Go…

image1631842984.jpgThe article on Yuta Sugiura's cute, eco-sensitive wooden humanoid robot, KITRO, is locked down and set to go to press for the next ROBOT Magazine issue.

Next up is finalizing the RoboGames report and photo gallery. The PDF should be showing up momentarily.


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Robot Dog Gains Attention and Recognition in Japan

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We were really glad to hear that the new HPI G-Dog robot canine landed the cover of the next ROBOCON magazine. ROBOCON is, without a doubt, the leading Japanese robot focused periodical. So when the magazine's editors pick a robot to grace the cover, it means that they like it a lot, and think it will do quite well.

The issue featuring the G-Dog will hit stores on August 18th, and includes a four page article covering the robots design, features, and appeal. We got some hands on time with the robot dog at RoboGames 2008 (see video), and were definitely impressed. HPI hasn't disclosed their release schedule for the US market yet, but we're sure it will be a winner when they do.

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Kyosho MANOI Press Conference

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Kyosho, famous with robot fans world-wide for the high performance and highly stylized MANOI AT01 and PF01 humanoid robots, announced availability of two new robot products, and gave the press a close-up look at the latest, and first feminine, member of their robot line-up.

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