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Robots from A to Z: P(60)

  • P-Noir P-Noir

    Flower Robotics

    P-Noir is an interactive dance robot made to entertain consumers. This female humanoid robot has a built-in music box which plays “La Chanson De L’adieu.” She can also display emotions. P-Noir uses sensors to detect a person’s movements for dancing.

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  • Palette Palette

    SGI, Flower Robotics

    Palette is often called the super model robot. She is displayed in store windows to help increase sales. Palette has voice command recognition and can copy fashion models with motion-capture technology. she can detect human movements and move her body…

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    Fuji Soft Inc.

    PALRO was developed by Fuji Soft Inc. as a research and hobbyist robot. This humanoid can picture its surroundings and is able to avoid obstacles. Multiple robots can transfer applications and files to one another. PALRO's equipment includes a camera,…

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  • PaPeRo R500 PaPeRo R500


    Papero R500 is a social robot designed to keep people company. This mobile robot can walk and dance and be used to access the Internet. It knows more than 200 words with its speech recognition. When Papero's battery is low, you can autonomously dock it…

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  • PaPeRo-mini PaPeRo-mini


    The Papero Mini robot is only 9.84 inches tall. It has a wide-angle camera which gives it a 180-degree view. This tiny robot has a ARM 9192 CPU and DSP processor, which makes it more advanced than Papero. It also has speech recognition and synthesis.

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  • Paro Paro

    Ntl. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Tech. (AIST)

    AIST developed the seal-like robot PARO in 2001. Considered to be a therapeutic robot, it has voice and touch recognition and can tell when it is being held. PARO has the ability to improve motivation and relaxation among patients by making sounds, imitating…

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  • Partner Ballroom Dance Robot (PBDR) Partner Ballroom Dance Robot (PBDR)

    System Robotics Lab., Tohoku U.

    Japan's Tohoku University created a dancing humanoid robot in 2005: the Partner Ballroom Dance Robot (PBDR). This robot can follow its partner's lead through sensors in its upper body and stands 5 1/2 feet tall. Its face was modeled after legendary beauty…

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  • Party Shot Party Shot


    If you are tired of being left out of photos, Sony's Party-Shot can change that. It automatically takes pictures and has facial and smile detection. It runs on two “AA” alkaline batteries or an AC adapter. Party-Shot can tilt, rotate and focus the camera…

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  • Pearl Pearl

    Carnegie Mellon U. (CMU)

    University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon University developed the Pearl nurse robot. It is a personal and social robot which helps the elderly go about their daily routines.

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  • Penbo Penbo

    Bossa Nova Robotics

    The Penbo pink penguin robot is a great robot for girls. It can play games, dance, show emotion, and has its own baby robot in an egg that fits inside its stomach. This robot even knows when it's being patted on the head. Penbo listens, talks, and plays…

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    The Penpal robot was released by Robo-Garage in 2008. It is a small robot, only 30 cm tall, and weighs 1.5 kg. Penpal was developed to be a communication robot and can record messages that can be played back later. It was designed for sick and elderly…

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  • Pepper At Home Pepper

    Aldebaran Robotics

    Pepper is the newest robot from Aldebaran. Pepper is social companion robot that can recognize you and is able to have a conversation with you, react to your emotions, and move and live autonomously. It can react to your moods, using intuitive interfaces…

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    Boston Dynamics

    Designed by Boston Dynamics, PETMAN is a modern robot that specializes in testing chemical protection clothing. The anthropomorphic robot is particularly known for its natural agile movements that help the robot simulate how protective clothing is stressed…

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  • Phantom Sentinel Phantom Sentinel

    VeraTech Aero

    VeraTech Aero created a Y-shaped robot called the Phantom Sentinel. It is used as an UAV to take pictures and videos of targets. It has a high stability and can self-level when hovering.

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  • Phenox Phenox

    Phenox Lab

    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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  • Phides Phides

    TU Delft, Delft Biorobotics Lab.

    Developed at the Delft University of Technology, Phides is a 2D running robot with actuated knees and hips that are connected to a boom construction. Phides has achieved a successful flight phase, which is a phase in a running stride wherein the feet…

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