"Ro-Boy" Humanlike Service Robot

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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coming soon to a robot retailer in your area will be a much more human like 'service' robot.

named 'Roboy', he will be able to aid in houshold chores and basic tasks.

the big difference from past mechanical endeavors in such marketable devices is that the helpful robot will have much more natural movements.
this is due to the developement of a 'tendon based' system of mobilization, as opposed to exsisting 'motor in joint' technology.


Their 15 project partners and over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings (robots usually have their motors in their joints, giving them that “robot” break-dance look), so it will move almost as elegantly as a human.


you can friend roboy on facebook


BTW, Roboy just accepted my friend request. That’s not something you see every day. —- Ed.




posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Nothing on YouTube. Can't be real.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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I hope I can reprogram them to do my evil bidding

"Attack Ro-Boy!! go for the goolies" want 50 of them now!!!



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Roboy full press release
more info

to put you company name on a body part ...
sponsorship
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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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What's more, at a later point in the project Roboy will be covered with "soft skin", so that interacting with him becomes safer and more pleasant.


Service robots are machines that are, to a certain extent, able to execute services independently for the convenience of human beings. Since they share their "living space" with people, user- friendliness and safety, above all, are of great importance. This is why so-called "soft robotics" – the development of robots that are soft to the touch, soft in their interaction, soft and natural in their movements – will play an ever greater role in this field


hmm... i wonder where the're headed with this.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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i predict an aide to the pocket books of "ro-boy" repair technicians when it constantly breaks down, pieces fall off or it gets wet.

i see this thing in garage sales across the continent.
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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Somehow that thing looks scary...



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Roboy video download www.dropbox.com...

Roboy images www.dropbox.com...



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by TauNorthwolf
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Somehow that thing looks scary...


you thought that was scary?

take a look at the previous model ...





posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Monoscopic vision vs Stereoscopic vision makes the latter one more scary, believe me

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Nothing on YouTube. Can't be real.


Did you actually search youtube?





posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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No one heard of Honda's Asimo? i think nothing can come close to this.

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posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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The major difference between Asimo and this robot is tendon-driven, others are motor-driven. This will make the robot's move more human-like and graceful.

And Kurzweil is no stranger to the market.. Their company use to make some of the best (musical) keyboards in the worlds.

I find this all very exciting!



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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I hope they add a voice box, which voice would you go for me a Darth Vador


Me "Ro-Boy make me a cup of tea"


Ro-Boy =




posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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If Kurzweil is involved, yes this is something very interesting to be developed.

Well, interesting, anyways, but throwing in a major transhumanist in the works makes it even more so.

Release date, March 2013. Will be watching for this announcement then.



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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It looks like one of the robots in the movie "I Robot" with Will Smith, maybe that is why it looks scary. This would be an incredible aid to the disabled, space program , managing hazardous materials, toys, working underwater and the list goes on.

All I can say is that it needs to come with a remote just in case


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posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 08:05 AM
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I want 2, YESTERDAY...
Got loads of laundry, the kids rooms need cleaning, thers a pile of dishes waiting
AND i expect one in bed in 3min....



This is cool...And K2500s was one the most cruel Samplers in time..
At the time...



posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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I guess the face is the most scary part.... And of course it needs a skin otherwise God knows what will het stuck between all those tendons

But very interesting, this is the future.





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