Japanese robots and exoskeletons

Thu, 9 Jun 2005 14:37:55 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Shall we dance? Robots offer a hand on the ballroom floor
Sun Jun 5, 4:36 PM ET

CHINO, Japan (AFP) - Ballroom dancing is no longer just for the
romantic. Japanese researchers have developed a robot capable of taking
to the floor by predicting how its human partner will move.

The Partner Ballroom Dance Robot -- or PBDR in robot talk -- has a
woman's face, a sensor around its waist and can move in all directions
on its three wheels hidden underneath an evening gown.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050605/tc_afp/afplifestylejapan_050605203654


Japan unveils "robot suit" that enhances human power
Tue Jun 7,10:14 AM ET

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan has taken a step into the science-fiction world with
the release of a "robot suit" that can help workers lift heavy loads or
assist people with disabilities climb stairs.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050607/lf_afp/afplifestylejapantechnologyrobotelderly_050607141415


Photos:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/tc/111104robots/im:/050605/photos_tc_afp/050605203654_u99362cu_photo1

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050605/photos_tc_afp/050605203654_u99362cu_photo0

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/tc/111104robots/im:/050605/ids_photos_wl/r3652138995.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/tc/111104robots/im:/050607/photos_lf_afp/050607141415_a005kqqx_photo0


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Thu, 09 Jun 2005 14:48:19 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
Dear Andrew,

I have not been to "Made Cafe" in Akihabara yet.
But I will try that near future.

These days, I am enjoying animation, "S.A.C. 2nd Gig, Ghost in the schell
,stand alone complex".
http://www.ntv.co.jp/kokaku-s/
It is really interesting animation. Please check up.

In addition, Z-Gundam film version has been released.
http://www.z-gundam.net/

Warmest Regards,
Yukihiko YOSHIDA

PS I forwarded some part of your URLS to my network.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2005 19:17:22 +1000

The Colective <colective [at] glasswings.com.au>

The Colective
Yukihiko Yoshida wrote:

These days, I am enjoying animation, "S.A.C. 2nd Gig, Ghost in the schell
,stand alone complex".
http://www.ntv.co.jp/kokaku-s/
It is really interesting animation. Please check up.


2nd gig is pretty kewl .. they just finished screening the fansubs for it at
UNSW anime club. gits just gets weirder and weirder!

/\_/\
 (^^)
 )""(
(w__w)
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