You expect to see robots in Japan, but nowadays even their street performers are animatronic. Now, someone in Osaka has developed his own life-size singing Ray Charles robot. He may have Georgia on his mind, but this Ray lives in Japan.
This robot is probably too cute to be used as an effective security ‘bot, but it does have some interesting features for an educational robot. RURO the robot was designed to teach kids about recycling.
This image is worth a thousand words: on which robot would you bet your money? My money is on Honda’s Asimo – I’m sure that he’ll kick the tower-bot’s bony ass!
We’ve already posted about this ultra-stupid ‘bot named Tsutenkaku, which was built as some kind of PR stunt for companies in Osaka, Japan.
You got to hand it to the Japanese, they’re always coming up with the wackiest concepts. In an era in which we are trying to make robots look more human or just make them more useful, there’s nothing like this tower-shaped robot to get to the heart of the matter.
Tsutenkaku is its name, and from the promotional video, it makes me think that the goal is to actually produce a gigantic building Transformer robot.