ROBOT JAPAN at RoboGames 2012

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The Robot Japan team gathered for a group photo on Sunday morning, April 22, 2012, before the action started on the final day of RoboGames 2012.

Via: ROBOT JAPAN OFFCIAL SITE and RoboGames

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Robot Japan Lizland Visit Photos

I just uploaded the photo set from the Robot Japan visit to to the Lizland studio/gallery:

 

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Robot Japan Visits Lizland

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The Robot Japan Team at Lizland last night getting ready to enjoy and entertain at RoboGames 2012.

 

Via: ROBOT JAPAN OFFCIAL SITE

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King Kizer: ROBO-ONE Champion Robot headed for RoboGames (Video)

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I'm happy to announce that King Kizer, the awesome ROBO-ONE Champion robot created by Nao Maru, has signed up as part of the Robot Japan team for their 2012 U.S. Tour with an exclusive engagement at RoboGames, April 20th-22nd in San Mateo, California.

King Kizer took humanoid robot competition to a totally new level and inspired Japanese robot builders to ramp up their humanoid bots while accomplishing feats of speed, agility, and flexibility that was thought by experts to be impossible just a few years ago. As impressive as it seems, the video below can't begin to communicate how compellingly powerful, fast, and responsive King Kizer is in the ring.

King Kizer: ROBO-ONE Champion Robot headed for RoboGames (Video)’ continues

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ROBO-ONE 20 Humanoid Robot Entertainment Photoset

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The first set of photos from last weekend's ROBO-ONE 20 humanoid robot competition is online:

 

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University of Tokyo – JSK Lab – Amazing NAO Robot Research Projects (Video)

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I have to admit that when I attended the University of Tokyo/Aldebaran Robotics press conference a while back I was pretty skeptical. Bringing French humanoid robots to Japan, especially introducing them into one of the leading Japanese research organizations, was a little like "carrying coals to Newcastle." What would the Japanese do with the cute NAO robots that they couldn't do with domestic humanoids?

It turns out, as you can see from the video below, I didn't have to worry. Researchers at the JSK Lab have been able to accomplish some truly amazing work, including somethings that are totally beyond my limited imagination.

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