Hundreds of robots have gathered at the International Robot Exhibition (IREX) now underway at Tokyo Big Sight. Here are a few photos from the event, which runs until November 28.
Yaskawa Electric Corporation displayed a variety of Motoman industrial robots able to perform tasks ranging from menial factory work to synchronized swordplay.
Taizo, a clown-like assistant trainer robot by General Robotix, encouraged passersby to do stretching exercises.
Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) exhibited their AV-T3 autonomous cargo transport robot.
Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) also showcased their autonomous floor cleaning robot (developed jointly with Sumitomo), which was recognized as Robot of the Year in 2006.
Neko-Tencho, a cat robot developed by RT, danced with its naked skeleton.
The Manoi PF01 and AT01 athlete humanoids relaxed on a table at the Kyosho booth.
Figla exhibited an interactive robot (prototype) with remote camera.
An Actroid was on hand at Kokoro’s booth to demonstrate new camera-based face mimicking technology.
TOPIO, a ping pong playing robot by TOSY (Vietnam), waited for a worthy opponent.
The iRobi home robot by Yujin (Korea) can monitor the home, provide weather information and news, respond to voice commands, and entertain the kids with songs.
NT Research (Korea) demonstrated their RAMeX humanoid with tele-operated arms and hands.
An intelligent building guide robot with arms, speech capabilities, and face/voice recognition skills was on display at the “Premium Korea” booth.
Alderbaran Robotics (France) exhibited Nao, a fully-programmable autonomous humanoid.
NEC’s display included the Papero-mini tele-collaboration robot, which lacks the AI brain of its big brother and functions as a home videoconferencing tool.
Fujitsu’s Enon robot received some minor adjustments at the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) booth.
NEDO also exhibited a Muratec receptionist robot.
A mini-humanoid blended into the crowd.
CMC Technology Development Co., Ltd. exhibited Robockle, a collision avoidance robot loaded with an array of CMCTD’s sensors.
Kawada Industries demonstrated their NEXTAGE next-generation industrial robot.
They also exhibited their HIRO humanoid upper body for R&D purposes.
Saya, a receptionist robot, was on display at the Kobayashi Laboratory (University of Tokyo) booth.
Source | Pink Tentacle