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Robots ApriAlpha and ApriAttenda

Posted 25 May 2005 at 16:12 UTC by steve Share This

A NewScientist article covers two more robots revealed at this year's World Expo. These two are utility robots named ApriAlpha and ApriAttenda designed by Toshiba. ApriAlpha is a 43cm tall robot with stereo vision and voice recognition that is designed to act as a personal robotic assistant. We mentioned an early prototype version of ApriAlpha and the possibility of it using a methanol fuel cell back in 2003. ApriAttenda is a larger robot designed for similar tasks. The article also mentions new medical and entertainment robots being displayed at the Expo as well as a shape-shifting snake robot named M Tran III.


Shape shifter, posted 25 May 2005 at 21:28 UTC by motters » (Master)

That shape changing robot looks pretty amaizing.

Watch the video, it's cool..., posted 26 May 2005 at 13:56 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Here's the Shape Shifter robot MPEG file link from the article that the previous poster motters was talking about.

I want one... er um... or rather, I want several of these.

phenominal, posted 27 May 2005 at 12:21 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

That is truly amazing stuff!

That's Snow Robot!, posted 31 May 2005 at 22:40 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

It looks like Frosty the snowman! To activate the robot do you need to put on a magician's hat? Optional accessories includes a carat for a nose and stick arms and perhaps a broom for sweeping. When it's work is complete it melts and evaporates until next winter.

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