The only demonstration I’ve seen thus far in the last 8 days I’ve spent here in Hong Kong.
Savino makes a car that can be controlled by an iPhone that has camera functionality built in. Savino robots have a limited battery of 8 minutes and sells for 40 Euro. Savino also makes a dedicated remote control robot without smartphone connectivity that sells 149 Euros.
Self-balancing on a ball by inverted pendulum, they dance synchronized, using sensors, cameras and perfect precision in the remote coordination, they demonstrate some of Murata’s sensor components and innovation ability. You can watch the rest of the video to see some of Murata’s sensors, energy harvesting demonstrations and more.
You stand in the middle of the Exarobot and it immitates your moves, next function is walking, running and jumping extra high.
Using Arduino, a small Windows PC, the user wears the Oculus Rift to see from both eyes of the telepresence robot, motors, battery life is about 3 hours, you see what it sees and it moves its head as you move your head and you move it around using a gamepad. The price may be about $500 (not sure if with or without the oculus rift type remote vision head-mounted display device)
Is this seriously cool or what? You can play ping pong against this robot, with it’s dual vision systems, anticipation algorithms, self balancing algorithms, it’s able to play back the ping pong ball to you no matter where you play it on the table. Perhaps with training, with some tuning of the anticipation of effects slicing and lifting in the ball, soon enough this robot may be able to beat even the best ping pong players in the world?
- Ping Pong Playing Robot To Seek Factory Job (forbes.com)
- Ping-Pong playing robots and more at CEATEC (mybroadband.co.za)
- Omron ping pong robot won’t unseat humanity (gadgets.briefly.tk)
- I played ping pong with a robot and it went easy on me (handson.today)
Crazy humanoid robot, Toshiba Smart Glass, Smart Plants (grown in lab), Smart Washing Machine, Smart Fridge, Toshiba Ene-Farm Fuel Cell, 4K TVs, Smart Home solutions, NFC, Video-conferencing Android app for old people, Smart band and more.
Student from the Hong Kong city university uses Kinect together with the NAO Robot to immitate the movements of a user who moves in front of the robot. Also see my interview with Bruno Maisonnier Founder of Aldebaran Robotics, creator of the NAO robot
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014
R.BOT presents a Telepresence Robot, just insert whatever Android device you want with USB Host support in it’s stand, phone or tablet, and your Android device becomes the brain and the display for this telepresence robot, which can drive around and extend or retract and turn it’s head based on either manual remote telepresence control or also by voice recognition, gesture recognition and autonomous algorithms and AI response. RBOT.COM R.BOT has Synergy Swan, Synergy Mime and R.BOT Mini, can be used at stores, restaurants, schools, shopping centers, trade shows and at companies who want to for example let the CEO remotely roam around the office.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014
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