“utomower Solar Hybrid is the world’s first fully automatic lawn mower that is partly powered by the sun. Brilliant for your lawn, great for your conscience, better for the planet. The product uses considerably less energy than any conventional mower. That’s because in addition to a charging station, it comes with a large integrated solar panel. When there is daylight available, the solar cells enable the mower to extend its cutting periods before it needs recharging”….
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“Tilted Twister solves Rubik’s cube fully automatically.
Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister’s turntable. An
ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of
the cube faces using a light sensor. The robot turns and tilts the cube
in order to read all the faces of the cube. It then calculates a
solution and executes the moves by turning, tilting and twisting the
The challenge was to build the robot using only the Lego Mindstorms
NXT Retail-kit. And to make it completely independent, without need of
being connected to a PC.
Lego Mindstorms robot that solves Rubik’s cube”…. <More>
Robo Garage, is a Kyoto University venture and its principal designer and creator is “Tomotaka Takahashi, one of the youngest researchers in the field of robotics. Inspired by anime such as Ironman No. 28 and Mighty Atom, Takahashi began building robots. Akahashi is known for his friendly yet sophisticated designs that allow his robots to move and interact more naturally than other obots” <See More resources on Japanese Robotics @ Robotopia Rising>Many of the early robots were originated by Team Osaka. see the following ” Team Osaka is a loosely knit consortium of eggheads, researchers and robotics venture outfits, hastily assembled on the occasion of 2004 Japan Open, a regional Robo Cup event. Since the beginning, Team Osaka has had a huge advantage over other Robo Cup participants. Some of its member firms are real robotics pros, while other combatants are mere academics or amateur hobbiests at most” ….. <More>