August 12, 2009
Duracell has its drummer bunny. Panasonic has Evoia.
To demonstrate their long lasting evolta batteries, panasonic drove the small Evoia robot for 24 hours at the race track powered by two small AA evolta batteries, covering a record setting distance of 23.726 km. It set the guinness world record on August 6. This is the second record for the evolta battery, which previously was given the honour of ‘longest lasting AA alkaline battery’.
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February 9, 2009
A robo-urinal that holds your apparatus while you pee?
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January 22, 2009
Chubu 01 is a robot from an alternate 1957 where robots are the primary mode of transportation. Build-it-yourself model kits are for sale in Harajuku’s TOKYO CULTUART gallery at 28000 Yen…
I love Japan’s imaginations…
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September 6, 2008
Rolly is an egg-shaped digital robotic music player made by Sony, combining music functions with robotic dancing. It has several motors that allow it to rotate and spin, as well as two bands of LED lights running around its edge and cup-like “arms” which can open and close on either end, all of which can be synchronized to the music being played.
Sound-sensitivity components detect beat, rhythm, voice and pitch, which can be used to have the device automatically react to music. It also has an accelerometer which detects if the player is moving up or down. Preprogammed movements along with music can be downloaded from personal computers using Bluetooth. It has 2Gb of flash memory to store music files.
Click on the link to see the video.
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August 15, 2008
This iDance Wall.E responds to sound, dances and grooves to music, comes with voice & sound effects and is MP3 Compatible! He will play music from your MP3 player and dance to it!
If you find him making to much noise or action, you can switch him to slow down or stop and it’s eye will just glow to the rythme.
It even powers down after sometime or when you neglect it to save power .
I got one too…!
August 1, 2008
Murasaki-bot is a foot-tall robot with an mp3 player tucked inside, and she tells you “The Tale of Genji” in Japanese which is considered one of the oldest books… and she even makes subtle movements to go with the tale! Reminds me of the story telling teddy bear but with more elegance.
Click on the link and see her in action… and the cold blue eyes…
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May 29, 2008
These are 11inch tall desktop toys which feauture the regular as well as the black Coke Zero vending machine robots. The toys feature bendy arms and have a little coin slot for saving up your loose changes. So cool… they even have the real thing terrorising people in the streets…
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