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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Robot Exhibiton 2009 in Japan

Highlights from the International Robot Exhibition 2009, Nov. 25-28 at Tokyo Big Site.

Source: Japan Times

Despite fast robotic development in Japan the leading robot engineer Prof. Tomomasa Sato of the University of Tokyo and chairman of the Japan Robot Association warned earlier this year that it still could take decades until practical humanoid robots are ready for the market. Mr. Sato called for the development of a standardized robotmodel based on an open-source operating system in order to kick-start the mass production of humanoid robots. Only when a standardised robot model is created and shared by tens of thousands of scientists and innovators across the globe, will the development of practical robots begin to be met.

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