Suidabashi Heavy Industries responds to Megabots Challenge

 

By: 水道橋重工

Originally Published on Jul 5, 2015

Megabots, thank you for issuing the video.

On behalf of Japan, we accept your challenge.

But on one condition: That melee combat be a part of the fight.
Organize the duel, Megabots, and we’ll be there to battle it out.

This duel stands to go down in history as the world’s first giant robot battle.
Let’s make sure it’s something for the historians to write about.

勇気ある挑戦ありがとう、メガボッツ。

我々は日本代表として君たちの挑戦を受けよう。
ただし、戦いは、格闘戦だ。

世界初のジャイアントロボデュエル。これはおそらく歴史に残るだろう。
それにふさわしい強力なバトルをしようじゃないか。

さあ、準備をはじめよう。

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World’s First ROBOT Wedding: Frois and Yukirin tied the knot and even ends with a kiss in Japan

 

By: PatrynWorldLatestNew

Originally Published on Jun 28, 2015

Two robots have tied the knot in Japan in what is thought to be the first wedding of its kind in the world.

Frois, the groom, and bride Yukirin walked the aisle, wore traditional outfits and even carried out a ‘wedding kiss’ at the event in Tokyo on Saturday.

Special invitations were made, featuring a picture of the two robots inset in a heart, and the 100-strong congregation included a range of smaller robotic models.

After the ceremony the couple even managed to ‘cut a cake’ before an automated orchestra performed a song for the equivalent of their first dance.

The event was organised by Maywa Denki, which produces electronic accessories and designed the groom Frois.

Marrying the robotic couple was likewise a robot – Pepper, who was developed by Aldebaran for Softbank. It actually tends to customers’ needs on a daily basis at the company’s mobile phone stores in Tokyo.

Frois’s head is said to have been inspired by a bath stool, while there are considerably more sensible claims to fame by Yukirin, whose real version can be seen fronting the famous girl band AKB48. For the wedding, and possibly, for copyright reasons, the organizers had to change her name to Roborin.

A crowd gathered to watch the pair stroll down the aisle at central Tokyo’s Aoyama Cay on June 27. They had to dish out $81 for the pleasure of witnessing the ‘holy union.’

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DURUS: SRI’s Ultra-Efficient Walking Humanoid Robot

 

By: IEEE Spectrum

Originally Published on Jun 16, 2015

SRI has developed a legged robot that’s much more efficient than traditional walking humanoids. Learn more:http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/ro…

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Marco Tempest: Maybe the best robot demo ever

 

By: TED

Originally Published on May 6, 2014

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)

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MIT Robotic Cheetah

 

 

By: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Originally Published on Sep 15, 2014

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah. (Learn more:http://mitsha.re/1uHoltW)

The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.

The MIT Cheetah 2 contains the custom electric motor designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT and the amplifier designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

MIT Cheetah robot 2 run fast and jump high
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