Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Softbank Corp. is entering the robotics business with its cooing, gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid-on-wheels that it says is designed for companionship and can decipher human emotions. The Japanese...
Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT
Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine TOKYO (AP) — PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn't faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the video-game...
Feb 21 2014, 1:01am CST
Another Dinosaur becomes extinct Everybody's favourite dinosaur is no more. Poor Pleo has gone the same way as it's cousins and finally become extinct.The firm behind the cute robot dinosaur, Ugobe has filed for bankruptcy, sacking all it's employees...
Apr 22 2009, 3:00am CDT
Art: Robot Hunting Trophies Artist France Cadet created a series of very cool robotic hunting trophies.
The artwork Hunting Trophies is a collection of 11 hunting trophies hung on the wall. The trophies feature chests of modified I-Cybie dog...
Mar 2 2008, 12:00pm CST
Sony Aibo PS Rumor A rumor is circulating that Sony is bringing back their Aibo robot dog in a version that works with the Sony PS3 and Sony PSP.
Stuff Magazine gives the Aibo PS a page in their rumored products for 2008. The chance...
Dec 9 2007, 5:00am CST
X-Cybie Robot Dog Shipping This Week The X-Cybie robot dog is supposed to start shipping this week on May 4th from Amazon.com.
The X-Cybie from Outrageous International is a follow-up model to the I-Cybie robot dog.
The X-Cybie is supposed to have a fur...
May 2 2006, 9:35am CDT
Sony Stops to Make AIBO and QRIO Robots Sony announced today their earnings today and the numbers are surprisingly good. With the good news comes also some bad news for Sony robot fans.
In the Sony earning announcement (via Engadget) it says that the...
Jan 26 2006, 8:49am EST
New Sony AIBO ERS-7M3 Robot Dog Sony updates it's AIBO robot dog line with the ERS-7M3.
The Sony AIBO ERS-7M3 has compared to the AIBO ERS-7M2 now voice integration. The AIBO ERS-7M3 features a 1,000 word vocabulary that enables the robot dog to...
Sep 29 2005, 9:28am EST
New Robofie Robot There is a new humanoid robot in town (at least in a Japanese town) called Robofie.
The Robofie from Volks Inc. is supposed to leave Sony's AIBO in the dust. As far as I can tell its moves are quite good for an end-...
Sep 4 2005, 9:41am EST
Japanese Robots Versus American Robots Jeff Yang at the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a nice piece about the different approaches to robots in the United States and Japan.
"The contrast between the two most popular consumer robots in the world,...
Aug 26 2005, 11:52am EST
Sony PSP Can Control Sony Aibo Robot
Wireless Watch Japan reports that the Japanese Sony PSP can control the AIBO robot dog.
Pressing combinations of buttons on the PSP will apparently make Aibo do different tricks. No modifications of the PSP are...
Apr 12 2005, 8:46am EST
RoboNexus Coverage: House-Bots Becoming a Reality eHomeUpgrade has a report from the RoboNexus Robot Conference that took place in Santa Clara last weekend.
"Over the weekend I checked out RoboNexus (“The Nation's Largest Business and Consumer Robotics Expo...
Oct 26 2004, 9:53am EST
Sony AIBO: Sony releases new Robot Dog ERS-7M2 Sony upgrades their Aibo robot dog.
The latest upgrade to Sony's canine-like AIBO Entertainment Robot ERS-7M2/W and ERS-7M2/B feature new software applications, more personalized interaction, new tricks and the ability...
Oct 7 2004, 1:36am EST
Japanese Robots Unite Japanese firms Sony, Fujitsu and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries showed new technology this week that allows robots that have been developed separately to be controlled simultaneously via a computer network.
Mar 27 2004, 12:15am EST
Video Report about Banryu the Guard Dragon Robot Our friends from Wireless Watch in Japan have an interesting video report about the Banryu Robot that we reported about a couple days ago.
It's a terrifyingly simple idea. "We thought, what if you could stick...
Mar 11 2004, 1:31am EST
Sony Unveils First 'Running' Robot TOKYO (Reuters) - He may not be able to give you a run for your money but one quick step for Sony Corp's Qrio humanoid robot is one big step for robots in general.
Electronics and entertainment giant Sony said on...
Dec 18 2003, 10:47pm EST
New Sony Aibo Special Edition Sony sells between May 31st and July 1st a special edition Aibo ERS-210A/LI.
The Special Edition Aibo come in a cool Cobalt-Blue Color.
Supposedly a new software called Sony Eyes, lets users email the Aibo Robot and...
Jun 1 2003, 10:23am EST
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