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R2d2 manual
We’ve always wondered how all that great technology and AI capability was stuffed into R2D2’s compact little body. While the details are still a closely guarded secret, we did manage to catch a glimpse of what’s actually controlling our little robot buddy by examining this cover image of the R2 Unit Owners Workshop Manual.

Thanks to Trevor.

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Giant Tetsujin 28 statue officially opened (Video)


The massive, 18 meter tall, Tetsujin 28 robot statue in Kobe, Japan was officially unveiled on Sunday, complete with cheering crowds, confetti, and background music from the original series. It remains to be seen if Tetsujin, known as 'Gigantor' in the US, will draw as much public attention as the huge Gundam statue that graced Tokyo Bay this summer.


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Nike Robot Exploits Parkour (Video)

The most recent Nike “Exploit Yourself” commerical series combines Parkour, robotics, a driving music beat, and seems to draw heavily from Hinokio. Pretty cool:

The Runner -Exploit yourself- from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

Hinokio, by the way, had a lot of other dimensions to his character and personality than just the physical.

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Gundam Big Expo

Gundam30th

The website is up for “GUNDAM BIG EXPO”, the ultimate Gundam geek/otaku fest, scheduled for August 21?23, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. Advance tickets run 1,300 yen as opposed to 1,500 yen on the day.

Needless to say, there will be tons of commemorative Gundam stuff on sale, including new 30th anniversary models, memorial photo books, t-shirts, caps, and whatever else the organizers and exhibitors can dream up. It will definitely be totally mobbed.

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Robot Sightings: Next Terminator Photos, Exporting Robots, Gyro Drive, and more…

What's going on today in my crazy robot world?

Robotically posted for Lem by LoudTwitter

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