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Friday, October 29, 2004

Akihabara Newss: WPC Expo 2004 JVC J4 details
Posted by Daimaou le 21-10-2004 07:30

We already talked about this BT robot, but found out at WPC 2004 that the fingers are also controllable... cool!

The Korea Times : Network-Based Robot to Debut
Intelligent Robots Will Serve Customers at Post Offices Next Year
By Kim Tae-gyu
Staff Reporter

From late 2005, two kinds of sophisticated network-based robots will greet people when they pay a visit to Korean post offices according to a grand scheme of the government.
A 1.5-meter tall male-model-like security robot will guard the post office around the clock and sometimes shoot a net to capture unexpected intruders during the night time.
By contrast, a female-type counterpart will take care of customers, for example, by showing fun video clips to waiting clients through its embedded monitors.
The project, codenamed the ubiquitous robotic companion (URC), is now being spearheaded by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).