By now most people know about RoboPhilo and have visited the primary RoboPhilo website. But, they may not be aware that there is another RoboPhilo website where you can see videos of RoboPhilo in motion, get more details on his performance (especially an overview of the SDK/API), submit an application to join the online forum, and even contact them to place a pre-order.
Check it out at http://www.robobrothers.com.
Scotty from Ribo-Labs is a long standing Rpbots Dreams fan and has frequently pointed us in the right direction on hot stories. He was able to participate in, and report on, the robot events at iHobby Expo in Chicago last weekend. And, like all good robot reporters and fans, he had his video camera ready, willing, and able to capture the action as it happened.
His extensive collection of videos (see below) includes segments featuring RoboPhilo, humanoid wrestling, Lego sumo matches, line followers, and combat robots battling it out.
Initial photo of RoboPhilo from the iHobby Expo show this weekend in Chicago:
Don't worry, there are lots more on the way.
As our regular readers are already aware, the new RoboPhilo humanoid robot will be unveiled at iHobby Expo 2007 this week in Chicago. It will be definitely be interesting to see how the crowds react to this innovative new product and it's very attractive price/performance.
Unfortunately, we're hard at work here in Chiba, Japan this week, and won't be able to make it to the show in person. Still, if any of you are able to attend the show, please send us some photos and a brief write-up. We'd be happy to post them on Robots Dreams with full credit to you and a link back to your website.
And, just to provide a little extra encouragement, we put together a short video of RoboPhilo in action (see below).
There's an army of humanoid robots marching on Chicago, and the latest field surveillance reports forecast them arriving in the great city's suburbs sometime on the morning of Thursday, October 18th fully prepared for the tough battle ahead.
Their objective is very clear and surprisingly simple. They want to bring the joy and excitement of humanoid robotics to a much larger audience, including beginners, students, researchers, and hobbyists on a limited budget. To achieve that, they will have to deliver the same performance as the expensive and complex humanoid kits already on the market, but at a drastically reduced retail price and without cutting corners or lowering quality.
Thankfully, the leaders behind this humanoid robot army know what they are doing and have decades of success providing hobby and enthusiast level airplane models and kits to customers all over the world.
’Robot Army Headed for Chicago!’ continues