Robots hold fascination for us. For those that grew up on Johnny 5 in Short Circuit, Data from Star Trek Next Generation, C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars, WALL-E from a film of the same name, to T-1000 in Terminator 2, they’re a part of our culture.
No where near as humanoid, but infinitely more functional, here are articles and a technical paper covering robotics that have graced the pages of Industrial Control DesignLine over the years. Enjoy!
Build a Robot With Your Kid--Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V
The SDR-4X (Sony Dream Robot), Sony's diminutive answer to Honda's Asimo. The SDR looks human-sized in many pictures, but it's actually tiny (23 inches tall). When it's available for sale, the SDR-4X will cost as much as a luxury car! Photo courtesy of Sony Corporation.