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[DPRG] New SONY running robot

Subject: [DPRG] New SONY running robot
From: chris cbrenizer at socket.net
Date: Fri Dec 19 08:31:01 CST 2003

at only 15 pounds, unless i miss read, i'm afraid there would be no robots
on the street corners the second day after their installation.  but many,
many 'public' robots held captive in apartments across the city by new
yorkers with new 'pets'.


----- Original Message -----
>From: "Will Martin" <willm at whmcustomservices.com>
To: <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] New SONY running robot


> This is exactly why I am a big fan of SONY.  Honda invests in similar
> development projects and frankly that is why the Japanese based
> companies are the primary players in this particular market (albeit a
> future market at this point.)  The humanoid form, self contained
> robots with AI and human interaction capabilities will, in my opinion,
> become an invaluable tool in endearing ever evolving technology to the
> masses.  Imagine that on every block in New York patrolled
> a "courteous information robot" to give out directions, provide
> limited emergency assistance, even help little, old Mrs. Smith cart
> her grocery bags home.  Just possibilities or pipe dreams I know, but
> so was the computer not so very long ago.
>
> Too bad the U.S. economy has little or no corporate support for such
> R&D.  Even academic forerunners such as MIT lack the funding and
> general interest to seriously compete.  What are others views on this
> subject?
>
> --Will Martin
>
>
> >
> >
> > Here are some movie links of the robot running, etc...:
> >
> > - falling down:  http://cds301.bit-drive.ne.jp/shp/02-27-QR103/
> > - running:  http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2003/1218/sony_04.wmv
> > - pitching a ball:
> > http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2003/1218/sony_05.wmv
> > - dance troupe:
> > http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2003/1218/sony_06.wmv
> >
> > Maybe Dell, Hitachi, HP, Fujitsu, IBM,and Toshiba will start to build
> > and exhibit walking robots too.
> >
> > Ted
> >
> >
> > "Rick J. Bickle" wrote:
> >
> > > http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
> tmpl=story&cid=569&ncid=569&e=4&u=/nm/20031218/tc_nm/tech_sony_robot_dc
> > >
> > > Rick
> >
> > --
> > Ted Huntington
> > Programmer Analyst I
> > Main Library
> > University of California, Irvine
> > PO Box 19557
> > Irvine, CA 92623-9557
> > emesgs:  thunting at uci.edu
> > web page:  http://business.lib.uci.edu/webpages/ted.htm
> > 8:00a-12:00p Business Office (949) 824-8926
> > 1:00p-5:00p  Multimedia Resource Center (949) 824-1674
> > "Stop violence, teach science."
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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