UK RoboSavvy Humanoid Event-Part 2 (Video)

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Here are a couple Sprint competition videos posted by Vangos253 (Papacostantis on Robosavvy):

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UK RoboSavvy Humanoid Event-Part 1 (Video)

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Almost instantly after we mentioned that we would like to see some photos and videos from the UK humanoid event that was held last weekend, Orac pinged us with a pointer to the files. It looks like everyone had a fantastic time.

ROBO-ONE style robotics had definitely taken hold in the UK, which is extremely encouraging. Hopefully it will motivate some of the humanoid robot kit manufacturers to take the market and customers outside of Japan seriously.

We're going to post several of the videos from the event, which was organized by active UK based members of the popular RoboSavvy robot forums. To get things off to a good start, here's a highlight video put together by OraNova (BillB).

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Happy Birthday Matt!

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Robonova-1 Figures

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Tsukumo Robot Kingdom here is putting the Robonova-1 (both kit and RTW versions) on sale during July - reducing the price by about $100. It's almost enough for us to seriously consider adding one to our growing collection of humanoid robots.

It's even more interesting to speculate on why they are cutting the price. Is it too much of a stretch to guess that a RN-2 is waiting in the wings? Frankly, we doubt it, but who knows? Certainly not us.

The Tsukumo blog also estimates that there have been 300 million RN-1 sold, which has to be a major slip of the decimal point. Our guess would be closer to 30,000 world-wide including the RoboZak kits that are just repackaged Robonovas.

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Researching Robonova With Google

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With the 1st US Hitec Robotics Cup competition coming up this April, just a few months away, we needed to refresh our memory on the Robonova-1 humanoid robot.

The Robonova-1 is, without a doubt, the best selling robot in its class in terms of world-wide sales, and is instantly recognizable. But, when was it actually introduced? And what was the initial press and public reaction?

We weren't exactly sure, and didn't want to trust our fading, and sometimes fuzzy recollection. So, as usual, we turned to Google to try and scope out some answers.

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Robonova and the WiiMote (Video)

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Right after we posted about RoboDance 4 supporting the WiiMote with the i-SOBOT, we found a project by BillB on the RoboSavvy robot forums to implement the WiiMote with the popular Robonova-1 humanoid robot.

While the RN/WiiMote project isn't as complex, nor as far along as RoboDance 4, it is a clear demonstration of what can be accomplished. We can hardly wait to see a more robust and fully developed version.

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