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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Cyborg News

MANOI, the robot with some KHR-1inside You probably know Kondo's KHR-1, the small remote controlled robot (and if you have no clue what we're talking about, use the search function on Akiba ;) ). In the same style, here's MANOI, a robot that uses the same engines as the KHR-1. MANOI will be offered by the famous Japanese KYOSHO company and will cost 1100 EUR from June 2006 onwards.

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And of course, there has to be a female version of Manoi... the FT (Female type...)

Check nikkei's site, thru babel fish

Seems like SONY are putting down AIBO and terminating QRIO... (Although, after sales support will still be available...)


Honda's new version of their ASIMO humanoid robot is selling out and going to work for the man. After pulling crossing guard duty and being a general bohemian, ASIMO has been upgraded to handle office work with his new "total control system" that allows him to pull receptionist duty, act as an information guide, or do delivery service.

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What would you call one of the first bipedal robots?

LUCY, of course...

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