A small but active and extremely dedicated group of UK robot builders that connected via the RoboSavvy online forums have started to gather regularly to compete, share information, and show off their creations. The group, which includes humanoid, hexapod, and other types of robots, meets during the regular ROBOtic competitions in Birmingham.
BillB, one of the RoboSavvy hexapod fanatics was kind enough to share the video (see below) of their most recent meet-up.
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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Not only can they sprint, the UK humanoids can also get down and dirty during a Kung Fu/ROBO-ONE style match in the ring. Check out the videos below for a glimpse of the action.
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Yuki Nakagawa, the president and founder of RT Corp. really believes in customer satisfaction. So, when one of her customers expressed a strong desire for a chrome plated MANOI PF01 humanoid robot, Nakagawa-san pulled out all the stops, and made it happen. Believe us, it wasn't easy, but some how she did it. The end result, with it's mirror finish, is unbelievably cool.
And the price? Well, if you have to ask, then you probably can't afford it...
The Kyosho MANOI PF01 humanoid robot is pretty impressive - one of the top hobby robot kits available today. So, when a champion ROBO-ONE builder, like Dr. GIY, decides to take a stock PF01 and do some custom improvements and fine tuning, you can be sure that the result is going to be pure magic.
Thanks to "LovingRobotRabbit" (aka the folks at RT Corp), we're able to share a great video of Dr. GIY's modified PF01 below, including smooth, fast walking, master-slave arm control, walking on carpet, and even music-video class dancing.
In our previous post on the new MANOI AT01 robot hand option developed by Kyosho, we mentioned seeing the robot playing the Japanese equivalent of Rock, Paper, Scissors. We've included a short video clip of the session below.
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