Hobby Humanoid Robots Turn Autonomous (Video)

People frequently put-down the hobby humanoid robot movement by pointing out that the robots are operated by remote control. Apparently they feel that the design is similar to controlling an R/C car or plane. Based on our own personal experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Humanoid robotics, even at the hobby level, is […]

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ROBO-ONE 10: 2nd Day Photo Album

ROBO-ONE-10-d078 Originally uploaded by Tempusmaster. We just posted the raw (unprocessed) photos from the second day of the ROBO-ONE 10 competition in Nagai, Japan. The album also includes some shots from the first day’s demonstration events. The image above shows King Kizer, the new ROBO-ONE champion, trying its hand at ROBO-ONE Rumble Ball. The blue […]

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Armatron Lives – On Steroids! (Video link)

Every “roboteer” worth their salt remembers “Armatron”, the fantastic robot arm from Tomy, and marketed by Radio Shack in the US during the early 1980’s. Well, it turns out that a group of Japanese roboteers also must have some pretty fond memories of Armatron too, because not only have they built one, they’ve improved it, doubled […]

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