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Robot Duo Learn to Play Flute and Saxophone Music

Robot Duo Learn to Play Flute and Saxophone Music

Japanese researchers have taught two robots how to play musical instruments. One plays flute, the other saxophone. The robots reproduce, play sounds they hear.

Sushi Chef Robot Stirs a Crowd at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo

Sushi Chef Robot Stirs a Crowd at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo

A slew of robots performed delicate acts of edible showmanship this week at the International Food Machinery and Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Creations perhaps destined someday to bring to life a Jetsons-style future of ubiquitous robotics demonstrated their ability to handle food. Among the crowd pleasers stood a rather beefy, industrial looking robotic arm with […]

59-foot Tall Japanese Gundam Robot Looks Menacing

59-foot Tall Japanese Gundam Robot Looks Menacing

Crazy pictures from Japan show a nearly 60ft tall life-size “Gundam” robot. Word so far is that the rocket packs are NOT operable. What a relief.

KOBIAN: Emotional Humanoid Robot

KOBIAN: Emotional Humanoid Robot

Finally, a humanoid robot that does emotions well. KOBIAN doesn’t just do facial expressions like most other humanoid robots. This bot uses its whole body to convey emotion, much like how we humans display body-language. We’re one step closer to having the friendly, humanoid robotic housekeeper we were all supposed to have by now. KOBIAN, make […]

Breakdancing Robot Busts Impressive Moves

A simple, walking robot would be impressive enough. This robot is has a full array of breakdancing moves that the small, bipedal style robot can perform.

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan’s Moon Mission – Walking, Bipedal Moon Robot for 2020 Mission?

Japan is in the early stages of designing a mission to the Moon. The proposed mission places a walking, two legged robot on the Lunar surface in the year 2020. The proposal is being considered as a part of Japan’s new space strategy, and will be further decided after public input has been taken. Should the […]