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Remember that suit from the Alien movies that Ripley uses to kick the alien queen’s ass? Well now you can buy one.
This was the inspiration for Panasonic’s POWERLOADER robot suits. They were developed to augment the wearer’s strength making them able to easily perform tasks strenuous and repetitive tasks. Like loading crates in the cargo bay of a space ship or fighting giant aliens.
Recently news of “POWERLOADER Light” has been released. This a slimed down version of the suit. It can increase the power of your leg movements by 40 kg. …
Fujitsu’s “Social Robot Bear Cubs” made a showing at CEATEC 2010 in all their cuteness. The furry little ones where created to help take care of the elderly.
The teddies are equipped with a nose camera which allows the them to detect faces and respond to movements e.g. If you wave at a Teddy he’ll wave back. Also 13 touch sensors around the body making them able to respond to physical stimuli. They have a set of 300 different different movements in response to user interaction.
The bears can be programmed …
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While checking out the DekoRobo exhibit. I ran into Souichi Nagasato, president of MechaTraX and creator of the game. He gave a demo and brief description.
I gotta say, it’s a lot more difficult than it looks. Easy mode was anything but for me and even Mr. Nagasato the CREATOR of the game said he can’t pass difficult mode. But then again I’m a noob, there is a youtube video of some little kids doing better than I did.
Check out the company website: MechaTraX
Imagine a world in which your robot pal compliments you on your new cologne. You smile and tell him thanks, then he goes on to tell you that he’s analysed it’s molecular content and that it’ll give you cancer if you keep using it. Hence totally ruining your day.
We’re one step closer to that reality thanks to bio-engineers at the University of Tokyo. Using genetically modified cells from frog eggs, researchers were able to make an electronic nose far superior in accuracy than one’s currently in use. This “living …