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Hackaday Links May 13th 2012

Amazing ass… for a robot Yep, Japan still has the creepy robotics market cornered. Case in point is this robotic posterior. Don’t worry, they’ve included a dissection so you can see how the insides work too. [via Gizmodo] Time-lapse camera module results As promised, [Quinn Dunki] sent in a link to the photo album from [...]
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Fujitsu develops robotic care bear that giggles, snores

Technology / Gadgets : CrunchGear (4 years ago)

Japan gave us one creepy robot over the weekend, but the country of kawaii hasn't forgotten about its roots. Case in point: A new robo bear, designed by Fujitsu and especially geared towards the elderly. The yet-to-be-named robot, w... Read Post

A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them

Technology : TechCrunch (yesterday)

Robots need love too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved and in love. Ok, not really. But no... Read Post

Four short links: 14 May 2012

Technology : O'Reilly Radar (2 years ago)

Shiri = Japanese Robotic Ass (YouTube) -- I couldn't watch after 2m30s or so when he starts slapping the robot ass. I never imagined a butt as UI. I eagerly await the hobbyist version, the Arduino Ass Shield. (via Ed Yong) Facebook ... Read Post


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