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  • AIBO

    Sony's AIBO ERS-311 is another cute robot dog. It is less expensive than previous models but has fewer features. AIBO ERS-311 still has good points, however, including more sensors. The Japanese version comes with a remote, but it only works for the Bluetooth-enabled…

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  • AIBO

    AIBO ERS-312 by Sony, also called AIBO Macaron, is a rare version of their robotic canine. It still uses a memory stick for software programs and can respond to scolding and praise. The Japanese AIBO ERS-312 has Bluetooth, but no other version has wireless…

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  • Cycloid

    Cycloid II is a kit robot from Robotis. Part of a humanoid series, it uses Dynamixel actuators and a CM2 control module. It's equipped with Bluetooth and a USB receiver.

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  • Monsieur

    Monsieur II-P EM30A is 3rd in the EMRos series of micro-robots from Seiko Epson. It's larger and exponentially faster than EM10A and has Bluetooth for wireless control.

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  • Plen

    Plen is a 23 cm desktop entertainment robot. The user-assembled humanoid is controlled via Bluetooth, and has a 32-bit ARM processor, 18 DOF and 20 pre-installed motions.

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  • Robovie

    Cute yet functional, Robovie mR2 has WiFi and Bluetooth capability. This dog-eyed humanoid robot gathers information and keeps you connected while being entertaining.

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  • Spykee Cell

    Users build Meccano's Spykee Cell themselves, then use their cell phones to control it via Bluetooth. The robot can transmit pictures of what it sees and program an iPod.

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  • DO Bots

    Distributed Organisms (DO) specializes in research, support and development of swarm robots. DO bots are robots in large groups that can perform tasks more robustly, faster and more thoroughly.

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  • Phenox Funded

    Phenox has reached its crowdfunding funding goal today with a phenomenal 23.000 USD ! Phenox is an intelligent programmable flying robot from the Tokyo based Phenox Lab.

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  • ApriAlpha

    Toshiba developed the ApriAlpha as a life support partner for humans. It has CCD camera with face recognition, and has speech recognition, speech synthesizer and speech localization features.

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  • Autom™

    Cory Kidd developed AutomTM as an improvement over the prototype. It contains excellent weight loss software, which tracks progress and makes users stick to their regimen.

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  • Autom™

    Cory Kidd of MIT Media Lab created a prototype called AutomTM (prototype). Designed to address the needs of obese people, it can track the progress of diet, exercise and weight.

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  • BeRobot

    BeRobot is a tiny entertainment humanoid robot created by GeStream Technology, Inc. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized it as the world’s smallest humanoid robot.

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  • Cycloid

    Cycloid III was developed as a smaller, cheaper version of Cycloid II: it's a bit shorter and has 4 fewer degrees of freedom, but is otherwise similar to its predecessor.

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  • HR

    The 6th generation of Dr Robot's android series, HR 6 can recognize faces, obey voice commands, read emails and do online research. It also sings, dances and tells jokes.

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  • I-Droid

    RoboTech SRL, an Italian robotic firm, created I-Droid. It is a programmable humanoid and can follow voice commands. It is mainly intended for educational and entertainment purposes.

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  • J4

    J4 was created by Japan’s leading audio-visual equipment company, JVC. It is capable of speech, face and obstacle recognition. It uses 2 types of servos and its body was built with aluminum frames. This tiny robot is only 7.8 inches tall but its lithium-ion…

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  • Jibo

    JIBO is a humanized, highly interactive robot that, will have a range of capabilities making it the perfect helper and companion around the house. It is being developed by a team led by Cynthia Breazeal, an MIT professor and pioneer in the field of social…

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  • JUNIMOTION

    Junimotion is a tiny robot developed by Robotro of South Korea. This 15-inch tall robot has a ring-shaped object on it head so it can be moved quickly and easily. It is battery operated and can run for 30 minutes continuously. Junimotion can perform exercises…

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  • Luna

    Developed by RoboDynamics, Luna is a fully programmable personal robot. It operates on open source platform that allows developers to create software for additional robot capabilities. This robot operates with batteries that can fuel it for up to eight…

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  • M1 Mobile Manipulator

    The M1 Mobile Manipulator is a customizable mobile manipulation platform. This humanoid robot, created by Meka Robotics, can lift up to a 1.5 kg payload. It is equipped with compliant force control and has bluetooth and LAN connectivity. It has a Kinect…

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  • Mecha Monsters

    Mecha Monsters are the world’s first gaming robots, similar to a manifestation of Pokemon in real life, and consist of 4-legged robots that battle each other being controlled through a Smartphone or tablet.

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  • Murata Boy

    Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has created Murata Boy, the world’s first bicycling robot. It can access a LAN to receive commands and execute them with amazing accuracy.

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  • MYRO

    A group of various US institutes developed Myro which is a programming robot. It can hold a pen, and can navigate by avoiding obstacles in its path using its array of sensors.

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  • Phenox

    Phenox is a next-generation, fully programmable drone aircraft, designed and developed by Phenox Lab, an engineering team which is based in Tokyo, Japan. Its niche is its ability to fly without controls. Cameras installed in the underside of the Phenox…

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  • Pirkus-R

    KDDI and I Bee of Japan developed a bipedal humanoid called Pirkus-R. It has the ability to see objects and faces, verify the faces against its own database and recognize them.

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  • Remo

    Robotsfx created the bipedal robot Remo as a robot kit. It is designed to be an easy-to-assemble humanoid robot. Remo is also easy to program and can control its own center of gravity. It has 2 cameras and pressure-sensitive foot sensors for easy walking.

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  • Rolly

    The Rolly robotic digital music player plays music and dances for your entertainment. Rolly has 2 GB of internal memory and can learn new moves through new motion files.

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  • Rook's Pawn

    Matt Bauer developed a humanoid called Rook’s Pawn III. This autonomous entertainment robot has a resin skull, Delfrin skeleton, titanium gears and can move in all directions.

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  • RQ

    The RQ-Huno robot is tiny, but very adaptable. It can store 21 motions and 10 independent behaviors. It has an Infrared remote control and can sense its environment.

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  • Serviboy

    Korean Robotic firm Robo3 developed a service robot called Servi-boy. This wheeled robot is deployed at large venues like halls and small venues like shops to serve people.

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  • Shady Climbing Robot

    MIT CSAIL developed Shady the climbing robot to avoid the sunlight in their office. Though not fully autonomous, it has grippers to cling with windows and unfurl its sunshade.

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