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If added day 4 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. with a report of the partner robots of Toyota, the robot suit and a small movie of wakamura! Tomorrow you'll see Emiew of Hitachi, Wabian and a report of the National Day of Belgium in Aichi Japan with prince Philippe of Belgium.

If added day 3 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. Thank you Swirling Brain for the tip. I have also repaired 3 movies (golf robot, papero 1 and wheelchair 2) that we're not working of day 1.

Tomorrow probably a report of the show of the Partner robots, I-foot and I-unit of Toyota !!!

I'm at the world expo now in Japan because it is ROBOTWEEK!!!

It is in Dutch, but it contains a lot op movies from here.

Day 1 10/06/2005

Day 2 11/06/2005

Asimo the Japanese-built, most advanced humanoid robot in the world, will be a star guest in Brussels during the European Researchers Night.
The star of European research is a Japanese robot. It is a pity that Europe has not its own humanoid!
An animation of the Altacro project can be found here. This is the robotic orthosis we want to build to help people to walk again.

New movies available of robot Lucy walking on the ground:

Movies of walking robotLucy

The jury of the "Altran Foundation for Innovation Award 2005" has short-listed our project "ALTACRO" amongst the 6 finalists from the 110 projects submitted.

more info

ALTACRO will be a robot designed to teach patients to walk again, providing automated care tailored to the needs of each individual patient. The main innovation of this project consists in using pneumatic artificial muscles instead of electrical commands. Thus a comfortable human- robot interface is generated and the rehabilitation process is given an additional functionality.

Honda presents a new global branding ad - "run/," featuring the new ASIMO prototype.

In the commercial: A moving walkway, at an airport. The new ASIMO prototype and an elderly gentleman find themselves in a race, the gentleman passing ASIMO, ASIMO passing the gentleman. Nearing the end of the walkway it seems as if ASIMO is victorious, but...

To see the TV commercial the "run/" Site

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