We Love Robots
Sommelier Robot can identify the flavor and brand of a wine by
transmitting infrared rays at the bottle. It can also use the
information it collects to recommend which dish would best suit the
developed by professor Shigeki Sugano (in the rear of this photo) was
developed for nursery and household assistance work.
perform the "Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva" dance in Nanjing, China. Thewe
eight robots, each measuring ten inches in height, were made by a
working group from the University of Science and Technology of China
Kiss the Bride
serves as master of ceremonies at a wedding for Seok Gyeong-Jae, one of
the engineers who designed it, and his bride in Daejeon
Sega Toys’ "Dream-Parrot" is able to recognize and imitate human voices
robot jockey rides a camel before a race at Nad al-Sheba in Dubai,
where, controversially, children from India have been used to handle
the animals. Equipped with shock absorbers and GPS tracking systems,
the jockeys are controlled by the camel’s owners from the sidelines.
They cost almost $300,000.
surgical micro robot, only 2 cm. long, was built to work inside the
human body. It can be attached to various kinds of medical devices like
micro cameras, micromanipulators, various sensors and drug delivery
robot solves a Rubik’s Cube at the trade fair grounds in Hanover,
Germany. Though still not as fast as some humans, Rubik’s cube-solving
automatons have been been clocked at a little more than 20 seconds
Visions of the Past
Little toy robots are sold as collectors’ items in Stockholm.
A robot created by Kondo Kagaku Co. Ltd can walk, kick, and do cartwheels.
The Shadow Robot Company’s dexterous hand robot holds an apple at the Science Museum in London.
Fujitsu’s HOAP-3 can walk, grasp objects and carry on a simple conversation.
A robot lifts weights at the 10th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo.
"Violin-Playing Robot" belts out a tune at the Universal Design
Showcase in Tokyo. While impressively precise, critics say the robot
lacks a human touch.
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