Kodomoroid, a life sized android created by Professor Ishiguro, joined the staff at the Miraikan Science Museum in Tokyo on Wednesday. The android is connected to the internet and cloud services allowing it to 'read' emails, news, weather reports, etc.
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Professor Ishiguro installed three new android creations at the Miraikan science museum in Tokyo. We had the opportunity to spend some time with Otonaroid, a life-sized female android that is expected to act as support staff at the museum. Note: Otonaroid's voice sounds masculine in this video because the operator was a man. All motions, expressions, and vocal interaction is managed by an operator in a sound booth close to the android.
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Wakamaru, the mutil-function service robot developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries close to a decade ago has never seemed to gain much traction or use outside of research labs and universities. While Wakamaru is extremely cute, most observers agreed that it didn’t really address a compelling customer need, especially at it’s USD$14,000 price point.
A tweet earlier today by @rani_chocobreak seems to provide visual confirmation that Wakamaru may have reached the end of its rope. According to the tweet, there are quite a few Wakamaru robots stored in the garbage collection area at an unnamed Japanese university.
大学のゴミ捨て場に凄まじいものが捨ててあった pic.twitter.com/slCOpZzuRZ— らに (@rani_chocobreak) June 23, 2014
No specifics yet, but NTV has posted a promotional banner on their website advertising the 2014 Real Robot Battle competition. Last years event, which resulted in a 2+ hour television special, turned out to be extremely popular, and the company is hoping to repeat that success and perhaps even turn it into an annual event.
Assuming that the rules haven’t changed from 2013, anywhere from six to eight teams will field massive robots over 2 meters tall to battle it out in the ring. Each robot utilizes a wheeled mobility platform of their own design, but from the knees up the competitors are quasi-humanoid and powerful enough to inflict significant damage on each other.
This should give you an idea of how big these robots really are: