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Articles tagged with: robot

Quma, A 3D Motion-Capturing Technology…

Japan certainly is a leading automotives and robots maker, and recently Japan-based SoftEther.com provided another breakthrough in 3D motion-capturing technology. A striking 3D motion-capture figure has been developed by Japan-based SoftEther.

It can create computer graphics and animations in 3D. A (Quma) dummy’s fitted with sets of joint through its body, which is outfitted with sensors which can easily be moved by user. The sensor tracks the movement and a 3D figure on your computer screen does the same movement.

JediBot Uses Kinect To Fight A Duel

Tired of aspiring about the JEDI KNIGHT`s light saber? No, longer have a friend to play a Jedi Knight duel with? Well, your wishes have been granted by a group of Stanford students.

These passionate graduates have created a JediBot using Microsoft `s Kinect.

This is not just a game; it is a life-like experience in the Star Wars world. The JediBot is Orange colored arm which can fight like Luke Skywalker and like a good Jedi defend itself too.

Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Surgery

A microscopic ‘pinhead’ camera has been developed that costs pennies to make and could have a host of applications, from surgery to robotics.

The device is small enough to fit on the head of a pin and contains no lenses or moving parts. It is created from pieces of silicon doped to make them sensitive to light at different angles.

Have You Seen A Hexapod?

This is by far the coolest robot I have ever seen. While your typical robot resembles a human or has human-like features, this robot is quite different. One can call it a six-legged spider, but instead of having pincers by its mouth, it has a camera (what a nice change!). The robot was designed by Matt Bunting, a PhD student at the University of Arizona who is studying electrical engineering.

Matt created his hexapod using 21 motors, the aforementioned webcam, and created the device for a grad school project.

SWITL Robot Can Clean Up

The SWITL robotic hand appears to be capable of cleaning up semi-liquids such as condiments and sauces. This doesn’t sound exciting, but it does it without changing the shape of the goop, and then seems to be capable of replacing the mess back on the surface, still in the same shape.

It was created by food industry machinery developer Furukawa Kiko. The device is intended for use in the baking industry, particularly in production lines, where scooping and moving doughy products are best left to robots instead of inept human hands.

Houston, Robonaut 2 Is Ready To Serve.

Discovery launched at 4:50PM EST. It was (and still is) the last mission for Discovery and the third-to-last mission for the entire space shuttle program. Unique about this mission, is that it is the first to carry a humanoid robot into space, the Robonaut 2. The Robonaut 2’s (R2) technologies “have real-world applications for sensor development, such as possible enhancements to lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, adaptive cruise control and rear park assist.”

According to NASA, “A Robonaut is a dextrous humanoid robot built and designed at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.” NASA plans to use Robonauts to…