Pepper, which is selling briskly in Japan, gains enterprise apps and looks to global markets.
HUBO takes DARPA crown and the first-place winnings of $2 million.
Humanoid robots receive two unexpected and jolting DARPA rulings this week.
ChihiraAico uses 43 pneumatic actuators for its movements, including 24 in its shoulders, arms and hands and 15 in the face. She can move her hands and communicate in Japanese sign language. She can also be happy, irritated or sad – and even cry.
STMicroelectronics introduced iCub at this week’s Embedded Technology 2014 show in Japan, and as predicted, the Japanese are in love.
While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC
University engineering researchers create a way to make two-handed tasks one-handed
Otonaroid will speak directly with visitors, while Kodomoroid reads news reports.
Softbank is entering the robotics business with its gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid that learns human emotions and currently speaks four languages.
Croatian researchers introduce Robot Rene to observe and diagnose autism in young children.
The robot also will be pre-programmed to execute tasks such as grasping a tool, stepping on a ladder rung or turning a steering wheel without step-by-step direction from the human controller, circumventing the lag between command and execution.