Japanese robot – Mazingerz World http://mazingerz-world.com/ Sun, 08 May 2022 08:37:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mazingerz-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/anime.png Japanese robot – Mazingerz World http://mazingerz-world.com/ 32 32 A Japanese robot can peel bananas cleanly, most of the time https://mazingerz-world.com/a-japanese-robot-can-peel-bananas-cleanly-most-of-the-time-2/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/a-japanese-robot-can-peel-bananas-cleanly-most-of-the-time-2/ TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) – In Japan, robots can be found in factories doing simple tasks or delivering food to restaurant customers, but researchers have now unveiled a robot that can perform the tricky task of peeling a banana without crushing the fruit inside. While the double-armed machine is only successful 57% of the time, […]]]>

TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) – In Japan, robots can be found in factories doing simple tasks or delivering food to restaurant customers, but researchers have now unveiled a robot that can perform the tricky task of peeling a banana without crushing the fruit inside.

While the double-armed machine is only successful 57% of the time, peeling bananas portends a future where machines undertake more subtle operations than moving metal parts or delivering coffee.

A video from researchers at the University of Tokyo showed the robot picking up and peeling a banana with two hands in about three minutes.

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FILE PHOTO: A two-armed robot picks up a banana and peels it without crushing the fruit inside during a demonstration in this handout image taken December 2, 2021 and released by ISI (Kuniyoshi) Lab., School of Info. Sci & Tech., University of Tokyo, Japan. Document via REUTERS

Researchers Heecheol Kim, Yoshiyuki Ohmura and Yasuo Kuniyoshi trained the robot using a “deep imitation learning” process where they demonstrated the action of peeling the banana hundreds of times to produce enough data for the robot to learn the actions and reproduce them.

In this case, the banana reached its success rate after more than 13 hours of training.

While undergoing even more testing, Kuniyoshi believes his robot training method can teach robots to perform different simple “human” tasks.

He hopes better-trained robots can ease labor shortage issues in Japan, for example in bento boxes or food processing factories that rely heavily on human labor.

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This Japanese robot can now peel a banana https://mazingerz-world.com/this-japanese-robot-can-now-peel-a-banana/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 21:47:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/this-japanese-robot-can-now-peel-a-banana/ The robot’s two large mechanical arms are designed to mimic the movements of real human arms and hands, which means the robot’s “brain” must understand how human hands work. Unfortunately, programming dexterity into a robot is not as simple as writing a few lines of computer code. This is where AI deep learning – specifically, […]]]>

The robot’s two large mechanical arms are designed to mimic the movements of real human arms and hands, which means the robot’s “brain” must understand how human hands work. Unfortunately, programming dexterity into a robot is not as simple as writing a few lines of computer code. This is where AI deep learning – specifically, deep imitation learning technology – comes in. If you’re familiar with concepts like NVIDIA DLSS or Google DeepDream, you might already understand how artificial intelligence reuses existing data to create something new.

Similarly, AI can learn to model real human behavior by “observing” humans in real life. If you show an AI hundreds of videos of different people peeling bananas in different settings and with slightly different movements, you can paint a pretty big picture of what the process is supposed to look like. In theory, this can provide the AI’s deep imitation learning algorithm with enough direction to then complete each of the complex steps involved in holding the banana, pressing the tip, and unwrapping the fruit peel by skin. At least that’s how researchers at the University of Tokyo effectively taught the robot to peel bananas with a 57% success rate in over 13 hours.

Researchers hope that robots like this can make life easier in Japanese food processing facilities or even fill shortages of food service workers. However, it may take some time before these bots ship in droves.

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A Japanese robot can peel bananas cleanly, most of the time https://mazingerz-world.com/a-japanese-robot-can-peel-bananas-cleanly-most-of-the-time/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 12:37:43 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/a-japanese-robot-can-peel-bananas-cleanly-most-of-the-time/ In Japan, robots can be found in factories doing simple tasks or delivering food to restaurant customers, but researchers have now unveiled a robot that can perform the tricky task of peeling a banana without crushing the fruit by hand. inside. While the double-armed machine is only successful 57% of the time, peeling bananas portends […]]]>

In Japan, robots can be found in factories doing simple tasks or delivering food to restaurant customers, but researchers have now unveiled a robot that can perform the tricky task of peeling a banana without crushing the fruit by hand. inside.

While the double-armed machine is only successful 57% of the time, peeling bananas portends a future where machines undertake more subtle operations than moving metal parts or delivering coffee.

A video from researchers at the University of Tokyo showed the robot picking up and peeling a banana with two hands in about three minutes.

Researchers Heecheol Kim, Yoshiyuki Ohmura and Yasuo Kuniyoshi trained the robot using a “deep imitation learning” process where they demonstrated the action of peeling the banana hundreds of times to produce enough data for the robot to learn the actions and reproduce them.

In this case, the banana reached its success rate after more than 13 hours of training.

While undergoing even more testing, Kuniyoshi believes his robot training method can teach robots to perform different simple “human” tasks.

He hopes better-trained robots can ease labor shortage issues in Japan, for example in bento boxes or food processing factories that rely heavily on human labor.

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Japanese robot waiters allow disabled staff to work in a Tokyo cafe https://mazingerz-world.com/japanese-robot-waiters-allow-disabled-staff-to-work-in-a-tokyo-cafe/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 21:14:51 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/japanese-robot-waiters-allow-disabled-staff-to-work-in-a-tokyo-cafe/ JEDDAH: On February 15, nine days before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, issued an ominous warning: “There is no alternative to diplomacy. The price of human suffering is too high to contemplate. Two weeks later, the UN Refugee Agency and countless other aid organizations face what appears to […]]]>

JEDDAH: On February 15, nine days before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, issued an ominous warning: “There is no alternative to diplomacy. The price of human suffering is too high to contemplate.

Two weeks later, the UN Refugee Agency and countless other aid organizations face what appears to be the worst-case scenario Guterres hoped would be avoided.

In a message posted on Twitter on Monday, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote: “More than 500,000 refugees have now fled from Ukraine to neighboring countries.”

His message was the latest update to a figure widely considered the most reliable indicator of the scale of human suffering and displacement caused by the Russian invasion, which began on February 24.

There has been a palpable softening of attitudes towards refugees. (AFP)

By all accounts, the exodus is set to far exceed the ‘refugee summer’ of 2015, when an estimated 1 million refugees and asylum seekers, most from Syrian war zones, made their way to Europe center, mainly in Germany.

Grandi conveyed his “sincere thanks to the governments and people of countries keeping their borders open” – but the crisis is still in its infancy and the UN Refugee Agency said it planned to treat up to 4 million refugees if the situation continues to deteriorate. Unless direct talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials that began Monday in Belarus succeed in ending hostilities, it seems likely that the wave of refugees will increase.

Janez Lenarcic, European Commissioner for Crisis Management, fears that the number of refugees could be even higher. He warned on Sunday that up to seven million people could be displaced and 18 million “humanitarianly affected”.

He added: “We are witnessing what could become the biggest humanitarian crisis on our European continent for many, many years.”

So far, five of Ukraine’s neighbors bear the brunt of the refugee crisis: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and Slovakia, all of which have been welcoming.

In Hungary, more than 60,000 Ukrainians passed through the border town of Zahony and continued to nearby villages and towns on the Eastern Great Plain.

A teenager who traveled with a group of family and friends to Hungary described to Arab News in a video call on Monday the shock of sudden displacement and the agony of leaving loved ones behind. . Lina, a 16-year-old from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, is now staying in Debrecen with a couple who have opened their home to her group and another family, nine people in total.

She said she and her family were unharmed, but the journey was harrowing and physically exhausting. The dangers along the way kept her, her cousin Bohdan, 15, and Natasha, a family friend acting as their guardian, constantly on edge as they traveled for four days, with minimal of sleep, to reach the border before the shelling worsens.

Her father and mother stayed behind when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law, temporarily barring men between the ages of 18 and 60 from leaving the country, Lina said. She added that an exception had been granted for her 18-year-old brother, who has cerebral palsy.

The exodus is expected to far exceed the 2015 “refugee summer” on the continent. (AFP)

The last few days have passed in limbo for Lina’s group. “When we were in Kiev, we didn’t know when the war would start, so we had food, water and some stuff,” she said. “Last Thursday, we woke up to learn that the war had started. We were afraid. We went to hide in the basement; there were three families in total, including three mothers and 11 children.

“We wanted to protect our family so we decided to leave the country or do anything to be safe because we didn’t know what was going to happen next.”

Lina says she hopes the war will end soon, that Ukraine will remain free and that she can go home. But for now, she said: “Our (family) is still here so we are worried about them.”

A positive development has been a palpable softening of attitudes towards refugees. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said: “Anyone who has to flee Putin’s (Russian President Vladimir) bombs will be welcomed with open arms.”

Just a few weeks ago, Poland, already home to 1.5 million Ukrainians before the Russian invasion, fortified its border with Belarus to prevent refugees and asylum seekers from Iraq and Afghanistan , as well as other migrants.

But on Sunday, the AFP news agency, citing Polish border guards, said 196,000 Ukrainians had already crossed the border, 50,000 of whom arrived on Friday alone. He said that 90% of the refugees are hosted by friends or relatives, and that nine reception centers have been established near the border.

Antonio Guterres: “There is no alternative to diplomacy. The price of human suffering is too high to contemplate. (AFP)

Nancy Faeser, German Interior Minister, praised Poland for “having received refugees and doing it in an excellent way” and added: “We are now trying to support Poland logistically.”

Across Poland, people are mobilizing with offers of housing, money, clothes and work for newcomers, according to the AFP report.

However, many Ukrainians trying to leave their country have to queue at border crossings, some of which are said to be 40 miles long. At some of the 80 or more checkpoints, the process to get to the other side takes days.

For Petro Kranic, 62, and his wife Luba, for example, the relief they felt upon arriving at the border with Poland was mixed with disappointment when they had to wait an entire day to cross, even if their final destination was not Poland. but Estonia.

“On Thursday, as soon as the shelling started, we headed straight for Palats Sportu (a station on the Kiev metro line), where we took refuge for two nights,” Kranic told Arab News.

“When the situation seemed to get worse, we knew we had to leave. My wife’s sister, who lives and works in Estonia, had been asking us to come and stay with her ever since Russian troops started massing on Ukraine’s borders.

In addition to the threat of war, the Kranics couldn’t risk staying in Ukraine for another important reason: Luba has just completed a final round of breast cancer treatment and will need to undergo medical treatment.

Kranic said after an exhausting wait at the Polish border, they traveled to Lviv, a city in western Ukraine about 70 kilometers away, where they have relatives, before returning to the border to continue. their trip.

“It took us many hours before Ukrainian volunteers let us through,” he said. “A train journey that would normally take seven hours finally exceeded 15 hours.”

Most of Kranic’s family members are still in Ukraine as the men are of military age. One brother, a trucker who hauls goods across Europe, returns home to join the reserve, while another waits for a call for the reservists to report for work.

“They insist on staying back to defend their country,” Luba said. “None of us believed there would be an attack, but once it happened they decided to fight for the land they love and not lose it again.”

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Japanese robot uses lab-grown neurons to avoid obstacles https://mazingerz-world.com/japanese-robot-uses-lab-grown-neurons-to-avoid-obstacles/ Tue, 26 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/japanese-robot-uses-lab-grown-neurons-to-avoid-obstacles/ Japanese researchers have built a robot with brain-like neurons that have been grown in the lab, to teach it to “think like us.” In experiments at the University of Tokyo, the compact robotic vehicle on wheels, small enough to fit in a person’s palm, was placed in a simple maze. The robot was connected to […]]]>

Japanese researchers have built a robot with brain-like neurons that have been grown in the lab, to teach it to “think like us.”

In experiments at the University of Tokyo, the compact robotic vehicle on wheels, small enough to fit in a person’s palm, was placed in a simple maze.

The robot was connected to a culture of brain neurons, also called nerve cells, from living cells.

When these artificial neurons were electrically stimulated, the machine successfully achieved its goal – a black circular box with LED lights.

NEURONS: SPECIAL CELLS THAT TRANSMIT NERVA

A neuron, also known as a nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that picks up, processes, and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.

About a tenth the diameter of a human hair, it is one of the basic building blocks of the nervous system. They carry stimuli so that a human can react to their environment.

The stimulation, for example the burning of the finger in a candle flame, is carried by the ascending neurons to the central nervous system and in return, the descending neurons stimulate the arm to remove the finger from the candle.

And every time the robot veered in the wrong direction or faced the wrong way, the cell culture neurons were disturbed by an electrical impulse to get it back on track.

The experiments, detailed in a new article published in Applied Physics Letters, mark a big step forward in the attempt to teach robots intelligence, the researchers say.

“We developed a closed-loop system to generate a coherent signal from a spontaneously active living neuronal culture and embodied the culture with a mobile vehicle robot,” the authors state in their article.

“When the robot collided with obstacles or when its objective was not less than 90 degrees in front of it, electrical stimulation from an electrode was applied to the culture.

“The robot could successfully achieve its goal in four different areas. ”

Artificial neurons from living cells served as a “physical reservoir” for the robot to make decisions. The neurons weren’t inside the robot itself, but nearby.

During the test, the robot received homeostatic signals to effectively tell it that everything was going according to plan and that it was making progress towards the goal.

However, if the robot encountered an obstacle, this homeostasis was disturbed by disturbance signals, causing the robot to shake and recalibrate awkwardly.

A robot was placed on a flat surface with obstacles and was pointed towards the goal (bottom right). He worked around walls and obstacles – using neurons grown in the lab. If the vehicle veered in the wrong direction or faced in the wrong direction, the neurons in the cell culture were disturbed by an electrical impulse

This is a photo of neurons on the electrode array that has been applied to cell culture.  the robot and neurons communicate wirelessly

This is a photo of neurons on the electrode array that has been applied to cell culture. the robot and neurons communicate wirelessly

LABORATORY-GROWN “MINI BRAINS” MAY HELP TREAT NDD

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed “mini brains” that allow them to study a fatal and incurable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a common form of motor neuron disease (MND), can affect young people mainly occurring after the age of 40-45 years.

Mini brains help scientists see how disease is developing long before symptoms start to appear, and in turn search for potential drugs.

Read more: “Mini brains” cultivated in the laboratory and developed from patients with MND

Throughout the trials, the robot was continuously fed with the homeostatic signals interrupted by the disturbance signals until it succeeded in solving the maze task.

The robot could not see the environment or obtain other sensory information, so it was entirely dependent on the electrical impulses of trial and error.

It is the first robot to be equipped with a first-order Reduced and Controlled Error Learning (FORCE) algorithm (i.e. internal feedback loop) to teach neurons.

Researchers have shown that intelligent task-solving abilities can be produced by “physical reservoir computers” – a physical body (not necessarily a human) that performs calculations based on brain signals.

“I drew on our experiments to hypothesize that intelligence in a living system emerges from a mechanism extracting a coherent exit from a disorganized state or a chaotic state,” said the author of the study Hirokazu Takahashi, associate professor of mechanic-informatics at the university. from Tokyo.

Advances in the computation of physical reservoirs could help create artificial intelligence machines that think like us.

‘A brain of [an] A child in elementary school is unable to solve math problems on a college entrance exam, perhaps because the dynamics of his brain or his “physical reservoir computer” are not rich enough “, said Professor Takahashi.

A neuron, also known as a nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that picks up, processes, and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals (photo, artist rendering of neurons in the head)

A neuron, also known as a nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that picks up, processes, and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals (photo, artist rendering of neurons in the head)

“The ability to solve tasks is determined by the richness of the repertoire of spatio-temporal models that the network can generate. ”

The team believe that the use of the physical reservoir calculus in this context will contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms of the brain and could lead to the development of a neuromorphic computer.

A neuromorphic computer can mimic the neurobiological architectures found in the nervous system of a human.

THE POTENTIAL OF NEUROMORPHIC CALCULATION

Neuromorphic computing draws on our current understanding of the architecture of the brain and how it makes decisions.

Neural networks in the brain relay information with pulses or spikes, strengthening frequent connections and storing changes locally at synaptic interconnections.

Intelligent behaviors emerge from cooperation and competition between several regions of the neural networks of the brain and its environment.

This means that brain cells don’t work in isolation, unlike individual logic gates in processors which can perform millions of calculations, but all in isolation.

The developments in machine learning over the past few years are largely due to improvements in raw power for processing binary ones and zeros.

A neuromorphic computation design from American technology company Intel, called Loihi, takes a look at older, yet unproven technology, which functions more like the brain’s synapses by weighting information according to its value.

The company believes that this “neuromorphic” approach could allow future computer systems to autonomously solve problems using acquired experiences.


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This Japanese robot toy is made for your cat to play with https://mazingerz-world.com/this-japanese-robot-toy-is-made-for-your-cat-to-play-with/ https://mazingerz-world.com/this-japanese-robot-toy-is-made-for-your-cat-to-play-with/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/this-japanese-robot-toy-is-made-for-your-cat-to-play-with/ If there are two things Japan loves, it’s cats and robots. Although there is no shortage of robot cafes and companion robots Made for humans, this is the first bot we’ve heard of that squarely targets felines. Known as the Nekojara childcare, the little round robot has colorful feathers inside, which it pops out randomly […]]]>

If there are two things Japan loves, it’s cats and robots. Although there is no shortage of robot cafes and companion robots Made for humans, this is the first bot we’ve heard of that squarely targets felines. Known as the Nekojara childcare, the little round robot has colorful feathers inside, which it pops out randomly through the holes on the side to tease your cat.

It’s about half the size of a Roomba, but this home robot is strictly stationary. This is actually the upgraded version of the original Nekojara Sitter, with three different speed settings for the feathers to emerge: slow, medium, or fast. You can also configure the robot to change speeds at set intervals, so your cat doesn’t get bored while you are away. The upgraded model is also quieter, which is ideal for cats (and owners) sensitive to noise.

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No complicated equipment is needed to operate or charge the robot, so you can just set it up and go. The Nekojara Sitter runs on four AA batteries and costs 3,980 via Rakuten Where Yahoo Shopping.

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The Tokyo 2021 Olympics get a new highlight – a Japanese basketball-playing robot that pulled off a flawless shot on the half court! https://mazingerz-world.com/the-tokyo-2021-olympics-get-a-new-highlight-a-japanese-basketball-playing-robot-that-pulled-off-a-flawless-shot-on-the-half-court/ https://mazingerz-world.com/the-tokyo-2021-olympics-get-a-new-highlight-a-japanese-basketball-playing-robot-that-pulled-off-a-flawless-shot-on-the-half-court/#respond Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/the-tokyo-2021-olympics-get-a-new-highlight-a-japanese-basketball-playing-robot-that-pulled-off-a-flawless-shot-on-the-half-court/ At the current Tokyo 2021 Olympics, world-class athletes show off their talent, but a robot stole all the limelight during a basketball game between the United States and France. Demonstrating the early stages of the machine-dominated dystopian future, the seven-foot robot developed by Toyota engineers pulled off a perfect three-point and midfield shot. The oddly […]]]>







At the current Tokyo 2021 Olympics, world-class athletes show off their talent, but a robot stole all the limelight during a basketball game between the United States and France. Demonstrating the early stages of the machine-dominated dystopian future, the seven-foot robot developed by Toyota engineers pulled off a perfect three-point and midfield shot. The oddly designed robot took center stage at the half-time break in Sunday’s showdown which France won by 89-79. Toyota engineers have created this free-throw shooting robot in their spare time for the past two years – and at play – the intelligent machine has beaten human gamers blow for blow. He did perfectly an easy free throw, three point shot and a clear half court shot (just like Stephen Curry) in tandem to wow the crowd!

The robot has a very peculiar bumpy surface, large hands like Kawhi Leonard, a head shape like iRobot, and moves on two wheels to position itself for shots. At first glance, this basketball shooting automaton appears to be the CUE4, the updated version of the CUE3 that set the Guinness World Record in 2019. The robot uses sensors on the torso and a camera eye positioned somewhere around it. of the nose to judge the distance of the shot and angle of the basket. Then the motorized arms and knees flex to make the shot perfectly. However, he’s not as far advanced in eclipsing professional basketball players like Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Sue Bird or A’ja Wilson in a full game. He is moving too slowly and the movement is not that fast either. A Toyota engineer said in 2019 that it would take almost two decades to learn skills like racing or dipping for such robots!

In a free throw duel, this robot is unbeatable because it is consistent day in and day out compared to its human counterparts who are vulnerable to mistakes. The robot is designed to repeat the same action with perfect precision thanks to its AI software, and it doesn’t have to deal with its own monsters – things like the pressure of metal and the stress of a fat man. game. Maybe Toyota can take some inspiration from the design of Boston Dynamics who developed incredible robots like Spot the dog robot and Atlas that made our jaw drop with their inappropriate dance for New Years celebrations.

If this basketball shooting robot can acquire the intelligence and agility of professional basketball players, Mark Cuban would consider getting this basketball robot on his Dallas Mavericks team!

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The production of the Japanese robot Pepper suspended for lack of demand https://mazingerz-world.com/the-production-of-the-japanese-robot-pepper-suspended-for-lack-of-demand/ Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/the-production-of-the-japanese-robot-pepper-suspended-for-lack-of-demand/ Tokyo, June 29 (EFE) .- Japanese company Softbank Robotics today announced that it has suspended production of the iconic Pepper robot, due to lack of demand and pending re-activation of manufacturing, although its distribution has not been stopped. “Manufacturing of new robot units came to a halt last summer due to the number of inventory […]]]>

Tokyo, June 29 (EFE) .- Japanese company Softbank Robotics today announced that it has suspended production of the iconic Pepper robot, due to lack of demand and pending re-activation of manufacturing, although its distribution has not been stopped.

“Manufacturing of new robot units came to a halt last summer due to the number of inventory on hand, but that’s not the end of Pepper,” Softbank Corporation’s communications manager said in statements to Efe.

The popular android was created in 2014 by the Japanese technology giant Softbank and since then it has become the image of the group, which markets it on the local market but also in Europe, the United States and China.

“Pepper is an icon and its sales in Japanese and international markets continue,” said the group’s communications manager, who added that the rental-based distribution of units has not ceased, meanwhile. to change the economic model and to be able to “give a new start” to the famous android.

Pepper, the white robot with black spheres with artificial intelligence, began its journey in the Japanese market, where it received customers in the group’s phone stores and soon after used in the sectors of education, health or restaurant chains.

Asked about the number of Pepper in circulation or in stock to date, the aforementioned source indicated that this is a “confidential” figure.

“Softbank Robotics launched this robot, but its shutdown does not mean that of the company,” said the spokesperson for this group, which continues to focus on “the development of new robots for other sectors such as cleaning and catering ”.

In the Japanese archipelago, Pepper is used in Nescafé stores or in Nissan dealerships, also in a dozen branches of the Mizuho bank and in the Hamazushi restaurant chain, where the curvilinear robot welcomes and facilitates the reservation of tables.

Pepper also revolutionized the concept of a cafeteria in Tokyo where the staff is made up of robots, a showcase strategy Softbank has used to market these robots in bars and restaurants across the country.

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This 18-meter-tall Japanese robot is warming up [Video] – 2oceansvibe News https://mazingerz-world.com/this-18-meter-tall-japanese-robot-is-warming-up-video-2oceansvibe-news/ https://mazingerz-world.com/this-18-meter-tall-japanese-robot-is-warming-up-video-2oceansvibe-news/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/this-18-meter-tall-japanese-robot-is-warming-up-video-2oceansvibe-news/ [imagesource: Bonnie Burton/CNET] The robots that have hit the headlines in recent years can be classified into three categories: Creepy AI trying to look like self-contained, working factory robots, and my favorite of the bunch, Boston Dynamics’ “dogs” rushing around in a way that was a little too forceful for my liking. If you need […]]]>

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The robots that have hit the headlines in recent years can be classified into three categories:

Creepy AI trying to look like self-contained, working factory robots, and my favorite of the bunch, Boston Dynamics’ “dogs” rushing around in a way that was a little too forceful for my liking.

If you need a workable example of the last one, go here to watch them hunt down flock of sheep.

Then there’s the giant robot Gundam in Japan, which looks like something from an episode of Power Rangers.

According to the Guardian, it is just over 18 meters tall and weighs 25 tons.

Although the Power rangers the aesthetic resemblance is there, it was actually modeled after an anime called Mobile Suit Gundam.

Take the opening theme to get an idea of ​​what we’re dealing with here:

In other words, it was a passionate project, not an attempt to replace humanity with something terrifying, which makes it truly charming.

This week he was put to the test for the first time at his new residence in the port city of Yokohama.

Watch him take his first steps:

Here is the full motion test that shows he takes a step before taking a knee:

Very cool. Me, seven, who wanted nothing more in the world than a giant robot, I’m really happy right now.

The robot was supposed to be proudly displayed as the centerpiece of the Gundam factory in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, from October 1, but COVID-19 has stood in the way of those plans.

“This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our fans and employees in response to the global spread of Covid-19,” he said in a statement.

“We apologize to all of our fans who have been eagerly awaiting our grand opening and ask for your understanding. In the meantime, we will be preparing ourselves so that all of our visitors can have a safe fun.”

The Gundam franchise includes movies, manga, plastic models, video games, and of course a giant robot.

I can’t wait to see the next phase of the project.

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60ft giant Japanese robot can now move on its own https://mazingerz-world.com/60ft-giant-japanese-robot-can-now-move-on-its-own/ https://mazingerz-world.com/60ft-giant-japanese-robot-can-now-move-on-its-own/#respond Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://mazingerz-world.com/60ft-giant-japanese-robot-can-now-move-on-its-own/ catsuka / Twitter In what is probably a big technological leap but a horrendous development for mankind, a 60-foot Japanese robot can now move on its own. After seeing everything 2020 has already thrown at us, we probably shouldn’t have tempted fate and created a giant being that could potentially kill dozens of people with […]]]>
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In what is probably a big technological leap but a horrendous development for mankind, a 60-foot Japanese robot can now move on its own.

After seeing everything 2020 has already thrown at us, we probably shouldn’t have tempted fate and created a giant being that could potentially kill dozens of people with just one step – but here we are.

Construction on the robot began in January, and after making a wobbly attempt during its first steps earlier this month, it can now move around unaided.

Check out images of the giant machine, accelerated to four times its speed, below:

The creation was built in Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, and was inspired by the popular robot Gundam which was introduced in 1979 in the Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise animated series. Mobile Suit Gundam. He weighs 25 tons, each of his 6.5-foot hands alone weighing 1,300 pounds.

After months of work, the RX-78 Gundam mech can now stand, kneel, turn its head and point to the sky. At this point, we can only hope that his kneeling is a sign of respect for his human overlords, and that he’s not pointing fingers at the space robots lurking to invade us.

The robot moves slowly and deliberately, and has perfect control over its legs as well as its intricate hands and fingers. Its scale is demonstrated in another clip where construction workers can be seen next to it, and the robot turns its head and opens its eyes to look at them.

Members of the public were to take a closer look at the Gundam Factory amusement park robot, which was due to open in October but has been delayed indefinitely due to the ongoing health crisis. The Model RX-78 Gundam will now remain at the port of Yokohama, where it is currently held, for about a year.

A statement on the factory’s website reads:

This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our fans and employees in response to the global spread of COVID-19. We apologize to all of our fans who have been eagerly awaiting our grand opening and ask for your understanding.

In the meantime, we will prepare ourselves so that all our visitors can have fun in complete safety.

Mobile Suit Gundam has been compared to Transformers and Power rangers, with several different iterations after the release of the original series. Statues of the character can be seen all over Japan, although the RX-78 is the first to move.

Hoping the robot doesn’t use its new moves against us!


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