Sugiura-san and Dynamizer at ROBO-ONE 12 in Takamatsu. Sugiura’s latest full custom Dynamizer design tips the scales at 5 kg, and uses Robotis Dynamixel servos. We joked about having to buy Dynamizer his own seat on the plane.
We’ve been exchanging a long series of emails, files, and videos with humanoid robot owners overseas recently, and the discussion always comes back to creating more fluid and realistic movement. To give them a good idea of what’s possible, even with the limited DOF of a ROBO-ONE style robot, we typically show them the Grand […]
Ohmsha, the publisher of ROBOCON magazine just released a new book titled “ROBOCON Parts Guide”, and guess who is prominently featured on the cover? Dynamizer! This is the 2007 edition of the popular guide and includes detailed sections covering everything you need to know about robot components, actuators (motors and servos), batteries, controllers, material selection, […]
With only 53 days left on the calendar before ROBO-ONE 10 kicks off in mid-September, we’ve been watching a lot of activity on the weblogs of ROBO-ONE robot builders. Most of them are busy tearing down, rebuilding, testing, and sometimes completely redesigning their robots. It’s not unusual for them to do a completely new design […]
In order to really understand the new MANOI AT01 robot’s performance and potential we need to establish a baseline or reference point to compare it with. Fortunately, the Sugiura Family has what appears to be an endless supply of high performance ROBO-ONE class robots, and they were kind enough to put several of their robots through […]
A few days ago, we posted about Sugiura-san’s latest creation, a robot cat for Dynamizer. Since that post we’ve received more information about the new robot, and have put together a video clip (see below) taken during the KHR-1 Robot event last weekend. It should give you a good feel for what this cute (adorable?) robot cat […]
The Kondo KHR-1 Second Anniversary Celebration was full of delightful surprises – some on stage or in the ring, and others that appeared quite unexpectedly in the pit area. When we stopped by table where Dynamizer was getting ready for the event, Sugiura-san suddenly surprised us with his latest creation – a robot cat!
What does a ROBO-ONE robot do on his day off? Lay around by the pool? Kick back and recharge its batteries? Take a long, well deserved nap? Not Dynamizer! Last Sunday he took the train up to the Kanda/Akihabara district to take in one of the local matsuri celebrations (summer festival) then headed straight for […]
P1340471 Originally uploaded by moriyama. Dynamizer (Sugiura Family) scored 415 points during the Robo-One Demonstration phase of last week’s competition here in Tokyo, putting it in 3rd place going into the Finals.Another excellent photo by Moriyama-san who writes for PC Watch and other popular Japanese websites and publications.
Sugiura Machine Design Office’s innovative work applying robotics to fashion marketing via their Hina and Hina-Co animated and interactive display mannequins will be featured tomorrow (February 2, 2012) on the TV-Tokyo economic news program “MPlus 9″. The segment, scheduled for broadcast at 8:56 am, will include interviews with Tomio Sugiura, a leading Japanese designer of […]