Archive for the 'Robotics' Category
French robotics company Gostai has unveiled their latest robot called Jazz. This telepresence and telesurveillance robot can be controlled using a web-based interface. Gostai Jazz can move using a pair of wheels and a head that can turn in any direction which is equipped with a camera located on its forehead. This is very helpful when you want to see all angles of the office, room, etc. without actually moving the robot. Gostai Jazz has also video recording and voice synthesis capabilities (if you’re using the Jazz at marketing events, you can prepare a text document and the robot will speak it aloud), already rely on the cloud and they plan to add more cloud-based capabilities soon. Its web-based remote control interface is really high tech because you can drive the robot just by clicking with the mouse on the video feed. Say you’re driving the robot and the video is showing a long corridor — you just click at the end of the corridor and the robot will go there. “It’s a bit like the 3D cursor of Google Street View,” is how Baillie puts it.
Japan has introduced its latest robot technology called humanoid robot HRP-4C. This robot was powered by gynoid battery and it was designed as a real human having height of 5-Feet, weigh 95 pounds, had a black color hair, and look like a Japanese woman around age of 19-29, and it is said to have 30 motors on her body. “Our robot can’t move elegantly like the real models that are here today,” Shuji Kajita, director of humanoid robot engineering at AIST, told Reuters news service. “It’ll take another 20 to 30 years of research to make that happen.” This robot was designed by scientists from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan, the girlbot is meant to serve in amusement parks or as an exercise instructor in repetitive unskilled jobs rather than as a domestic or office assistant which will require a wider range of physical agility. The HRP-4C costs $200,000.
Are you tired of going into the sloppy room of your kids every day, because they keep on messing up with their things? Then you might want to check this latest technology, an Automatic Tidying Pickup Robot designed to keep your room tidy. It can pick up objects using its 2 special arms and hands on its path automatically as long as it is on the range of its sight of 8-12-inches and load them to its cargo bay. You can let your kids maneuver it and control the robot using its remote or let the robot do its job. It also has sound effects like when it needs to reverse which is really cool. This tidying robot has six rubber wheels that can glide over smooth surfaces and it’s perfect for children 6 years old and above. You can buy this latest technology at hammacher at $69.95.