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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Robotic Co-Creation & Co-Funding

The world-renowned Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) from the University of Zuerich, Switzerland, has a new challenge: the development of Roboy within 9 months! The development of Roboy will be crowd funded and with support from exclusive main sponsors from academia. The community decides how Roboy will look and what he will be capable of.
Roboy is going to be the first prototype of the next generation of humanoid robots. The AI Lab and its director Prof. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer plan to develop Roboy by 8 March 2013, in order to celebrate the lab’s 25th anniversary. In March 2013, they will introduce Roboy to the general public in Zurich at the Robots on Tour for the first time.
Roboy is going to be developed within 9 months. A unique project team composed of scholars and industry representatives has been working on the conception of Roboy since June 2012. The team combines the latest discoveries from research and essential experience from the industry, thus representing the state-of-the-art of robotics science and technology.

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