As expected, but still with a thrilling performance, Yusuke Kato’s full size micromouse robot, Tetra, managed to blow away the competition in the 2013 All Japan Micromouse Expert category for classic sized designs turning in an amazing time of 7.939 seconds.
This little robot will soon perform in the style of Italian Commedia dell'Arte. The project is centered in the University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies, under the direction of Dr. David Z. Saltz, in collaboration with Dr. Chi Thai in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The robot is a DARwin-OP, manufactured by Robotis. It is being programmed in Max/MSP, using the DarwinAnimator tool developed by David Saltz in conjunction with TellDarwin, developed by Michael Krzyzaniak. This project is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning.
By UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies
Nao Maru, the creator of the King Kizer series of ROBO-ONE champion humanoid robots, is taking the game to an entirely new level. As a part of Nippon Television “Real Robot Battle” competition, Maru put together King Kizer Z, a super sized humanoid robot that should be able to more than hold it’s own in the ring, and potentially take home the crown.
King Kizer Z stands just over 2 meters tall and tips the scales at 230 kg (506 lb.) which makes it a very formidable opponent, especially since Maru always plays to win.
Maru’s massive robot is equipped with pneumatic air cylinders in each arm and programming that enables it to throw a killer combination punch:
And, if that wasn’t enough, King Kizer Z has built-in canons capable of firing up to 12 shots per bout:
Via: MARU Family
The 7th Robot Japan competition will take place Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Buddhist Hall in the Tsukiji district of Tokyo. Events will include ROBO-ONE style robot kung-fu in both the light and bantam weight categories, performance, dance, and marathon race.
The doors open at 11:00 am and typically run until around 5:00 pm with a 1 hour break for lunch. The event is open to the general public with an adult ticket price set at 1,500 yen.
SWISH JAPAN demonstrated this complex tracking dolly system for video and film creation at InterBEE 2013 in Chiba, Japan last week.
By Robots Dreams
Movirig demonstrated the MOVI M10 handheld 3 axis ditigal gimbal camera platform at InterBEE 2013 in Chiba, Japan last week. The gimbal was surprisingly light, easy to handle, and will give video producers that ability to create and capture a wide range of moving sequences that would have been much more difficult or expensive in the past.
By Robots Dreams