Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
CMathas
User Rank
Author
Re: Are we behind time...
CMathas   8/9/2013 11:27:57 AM
NO RATINGS
I know that we kind of minimize this possibility and place it in the fun category, but I think that the Japanese are onto something especially where the elderly are concerned. I too would like to have one at home and can think of a long to do list for it.


Nice to see the concept doesn't embarrass you. Or, would you buy one that looked more like Atlas? Me? I'd settle for this guy.

CMathas
User Rank
Author
Re: Ridiculous
CMathas   8/9/2013 8:43:18 AM
NO RATINGS
Isolation is a real problem, and not just in space. I commend the Japanese for not only using this robot for communications between ground and space, but also to know that when people are isolated for months on end, there is potentially a real problem. I used the photo of the children so that you could get a real feeling for how small this thing is. Next time, I'll use a ruler and a quarter.

mgauss
User Rank
Author
Ridiculous
mgauss   8/8/2013 10:40:49 PM
NO RATINGS
If I were a Japanese astrounat I'd hide so that people would not ridicule me in public.  O silly and is this a story for children?  Let me see they make a robot that costs 1 million dollars an ounce to fly to space, so that it can coo and sing in Japanese.  I am so embarrased.

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Author
Are we behind time...
Charles.Desassure   8/8/2013 9:52:36 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm wondering what is taking so long. At this point, I believed that we would be able to go to a local store and purchase a robot to complete different task around the house.  The cost of the robot will be based on the memory required. 

CMathas
User Rank
Author
Re: scary robots!
CMathas   8/8/2013 7:47:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Karen,

It would take a billboard smiley face. That robot is just not cute.

CMathas
User Rank
Author
Re: scary robots!
CMathas   8/8/2013 7:46:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Hey, I can pick my comparison robots! Yeah, there are scarey and then there are endearing ones. But this one can talk too! How big is that?

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 5:57:57 PM
NO RATINGS
I think you're going to have to make that smiley face a LOT bigger to make that thing seem unthreatening. 

kfield
User Rank
Author
Re: scary robots!
kfield   8/8/2013 5:51:44 PM
NO RATINGS
@calebkraft  No fair - you picked a not-very-cute smiley face. Check this out!!!

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 4:21:16 PM
NO RATINGS
didn't help. 

 

cute kuratas

kfield
User Rank
Author
Re: scary robots!
kfield   8/8/2013 4:14:24 PM
NO RATINGS
@calebkraft Maybe they could just slap a smiley face on it and make it at least look sort of cute?

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

An Appetizing Archive of Propitious & Pragmatic Resources
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Quite a few Pooh Sticks have drifted under the bridge since I first came into contact with my chum and fellow EE Times blogger Adam Taylor. It all started when I read one of Adam's columns ...

Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com

Processor Pinups
Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com
4 comments
My wife and I joke about our “adult” magazines. For her, those are the publications about beading. For me, they’re tool catalogs and Fine Woodworking magazine. The latter ...

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll