Category: robotics


Boston Dynamics: Atlas, The Next Generation

25 February, 2016 エスピオン

A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. […]

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Toshiba Corporation Develops Lifelike Communication Android

21 April, 2015 エスピオン

Toshiba has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that the company will continue to develop towards achieving a service robot able to assist people in the fields of welfare and healthcare. The android was showcased at CEATEC JAPAN […]

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TRUE SKIN sci fi short film

Written & Directed by: Stephan Zlotescu Director of Photography: H1

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Remote Controlled Homemade Death Ray Laser DRONE BOT!

19 August, 2014 エスピオン

This beast packs a potent 2W blue laser that fries anything in it’s path. It can walk around and shoot its death ray at the touch of a button.

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MorpHex the six legged robot that can transform into a ball

16 April, 2014 エスピオン

Remember Terrahawks? If you grew up in the 80’s you will. It was a Thunderbirds style sci fi puppet show that had robot spheres called Zeroids that rolled around and performed all sorts of uses in the show. Now, we are finally living in the future, and another demonstration to prove this, is the MorpHex […]

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Dr. Easy

12 January, 2014 Luthien

Dr. Easy is a prologue for a planned feature adaptation of ‘The Red Men’ Written and directed by Jason Groves, Richard Kenworthy and Christopher Harding Produced by Ally Gipps for Warp Films Based on the novel ‘The Red Men’ by Matthew De Abaitua. You can check out VFX breakdown for the short film below

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The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and ‘walk’

21 December, 2013 エスピオン

The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. Once the Cubli has almost reached the corner stand up position, […]

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Robot cubes that self-assemble

19 December, 2013 エスピオン

Known as M-Blocks, the robots are cubes with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they’re able to climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces. Inside each M-Block is a flywheel that can reach speeds of 20,000 revolutions per minute; […]

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LEGO Rube Goldberg Machine by AKIYUKI

19 December, 2013 Luthien

Akiyuki is a Japanese LEGO and machinery enthusiast that builds impressive GBC modules out of Lego blocks. You can follow his blog to see more designs.

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The Incredible Bionic Man

10 December, 2013 Luthien

Roboticist Rich Walker and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. As many of you have probably heard, the robot, which cost almost $1 million to build, was modeled in some physical aspects after Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist at the University of Zurich. It successfully simulates about two-thirds of […]

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Amazon Prime Air – Drone Delivery System

03 December, 2013 エスピオン

Amazon revealed Prime Air on December 1st – something the team has been working on in their next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take a number of […]

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Kenshiro Robot Imitates Real Muscles and Bones

02 December, 2013 エスピオン

Kenshiro is a human-like musculoskeletal robot in development at the University of Tokyo. They have added more muscles and more motors to their Kojiro robot from 2010, making Kenshiro’s underlying structure the closest to a human’s form so far. Kenshiro mimics the body of a 12-year-old male, standing at 158 centimeters tall and weighing 50 […]

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iREX 2013 International Robot Exhibition Highlights

02 December, 2013 エスピオン

Countless robots were on display at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo this month. Here’s the best of the IREX robots, all mashed up.

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Short Film: ABE (the robot serial killer)

30 November, 2013 エスピオン

ABE is a a short film by British writer/director/VFX artist Rob McLellan, about futuristic robot struggling with unrequited love, determined to fix the humans he encounters. He is convinced that they must be broken, if they do not love him back. ABE was produced by Zero-G Productions, written/directed by McLellan, with a story by McLellan […]

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How Robots Will Change the World

23 November, 2013 エスピオン

Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent […]

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Aldebaran and Nuance Bring Voice to NAO robot

21 November, 2013 エスピオン

Aldebaran Robotics and Nuance Communications Inc. announced that Aldebaran’s renowned NAO Robot will integrate Nuance’s conversational voice capabilities to deliver a more natural and compelling experience between humans and robots. The video showcase Bruno Maisonnier, CEO and Founder of Aldebaran Robotics, and Steve Chambers, Vice President of Nuance, speaking about the future of Humanoid Robotics.

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Drone – episodes 1-4

09 February, 2013 エスピオン

Drone is a 4 part sci fi short film created & directed by Robert Glickert, about a humanoid drone stronger and faster than any soldier.

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Creepily realistic robot can hold conversations and answer questions

18 January, 2013 エスピオン

Jules is a Conversational Character Robot designed and built by David Hanson.

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Multi robot system and self assembly

19 December, 2012 エスピオン

Flying drone robots combined with groups of ground based robots can assess a situation and overcome obstacles by communicating with each other.

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The Evolution of High Speed Robotics

19 December, 2012 エスピオン

The Evolution of High Speed Robotics by Masatoshi Ishikawa, Akio Namiki, Taku Senoo and Yuji Yamakawa.

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‘Terminator’ arm is world’s most advanced prosthetic limb

19 December, 2012 エスピオン

Nigel Ackland lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again.

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Rollin’ Justin Robot Catches Balls Tossed in its Direction

19 December, 2012 エスピオン

Catching Flying Balls and Preparing Coffee: Humanoid Rollin’ Justin Performs Dynamic and Sensitive Tasks.

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Project Grizzly – Real Life Robocop Suit

24 October, 2012 エスピオン

A clip from a documentary about Troy Hurtubise, who has been on a quest to construct a RoboCop suit to make military troops invincible in war.

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Suidobashi Heavy Industry Mech Robot

30 July, 2012 エスピオン

Suidobashi are an organization which aims to spread human ride robots. They mass-produce and sell prototype KURATAS by Kogoro Kurata.

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QBO Robot in front of a mirror

31 March, 2012 エスピオン

A small experiment in which Qbo is put in front of the mirror to see if he can learn to recognize himself.

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