When David Hanson first unveiled his Zeno humanoid robot toy back in 2007, he anticipated selling them for around $300. A goal that was apparently a little optimistic, since five years later the first production versions are ready with a staggering price tag starting at $11,500.
Japanese researchers at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International seem to think that making a humanoid-looking phone and covering it in a material that feels like skin will make us feel closer to whoever we're talking to. Judging from that photo, I'd be seriously weirded out.
This is from Japan, so I can't tell if the mohawk and quirky fashion sense are intentionally ironic or not (I kid, Japan, honest!), but I am sure that Professor Sekine here just built a robot to kill some bees.
Kojiro here is the work of Tokyo's JSK Robotics Laboratory. With his 60 degrees of motion, provided by a network of Super Effective! artificial muscles and tendons, he'll utterly destroy Asimo in the inevitable slow-motion robot battle in their future.
With 20 programmable servos, which can be with a PC or included remote, the RoboPhilo looks like a sweet weekend hobby project. At first glance, RoboPhilo looks like that RoboSapien which is all looks and no performance. But according to Technabob, RoboPhilo is highly advanced for only costing $499, and if the video…
We have had our eyes on Sarcos for quite a while, as they are the wonder kids that have been promising us super powered exoskeletons. Well, true to their word, they have just released a video of a prototype exoskeleton in action; the result is simply amazing. The device will primarily be made available for military…