BBC Takes a Look at Top Japan Robot Lab

Posted 6 Nov 2006 at 20:09 UTC by steve Share This

A BBC photo gallery offers a glimpse inside the robot lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where Professor Shigeo Hirose has been developing robots for several decades. There are several interesting robots here, ranging from one of the first serpentine robots, developed in 1972, to a more recent 7 ton mountain climbing robot. More photos and detailed descriptions can be found on the Hirose-Fukushima Robotics Lab website.

monsters from the id!, posted 6 Nov 2006 at 20:49 UTC by » (Journeyer)

I posted this on another forum, and wondered whether a robot.netter would pick it up.

number 8 looks straight out of a sci-fi flick.. something very otherworldly about it :)

BBC website is good for robots now,(, posted 6 Nov 2006 at 22:24 UTC by marev » (Observer)

I like the medical and the mine detection robots.

Impressive other robots also., posted 10 Nov 2006 at 11:24 UTC by marev » (Observer)

I also like Professor Hirose's 7 ton robot in the pictures,he sounds like a determined genius to me.

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