Toyota Gets Back Into Humanoid Robots With New T-HR3

Toyota Gets Back Into Humanoid Robots With New T-HR3

spectrum.ieee.org 22 Nov '17, 9pm

Toyota has announced the T-HR3, a brand-new, third-generation humanoid robot. It’s 1.5-meter tall, weighs 75 kilograms, and has 32 degrees of torque-controlled freedom plus a pair of 10 fingered hands. At first glance, it appears to be very capable, with excellent balance and coordination, and Toyota has decided to approach autonomy by keeping a human in the loop inside of a sophisticated, immersive “Master Maneuvering System.” As with most flagship robotics projects from large Japanese companies, Toyota has done a very good job of not telling anyone about it until they’re good and ready, meaning that all we have to go on at the moment is ...

Why #Icelandic educators are embracing the #microbit @element14 @microbit_edu

element14.com 22 Nov '17, 11am

From Sweden's world-leading startup ecosystem to Finland's vibrant telecommunications industry, the countries of the Nordic region of Europe ...

An #IoT-based smart parking system saves time and money

embedded-computing.com 21 Nov '17, 5pm
An #IoT-based smart parking system saves time and money

The IoT plays a crucial role in connecting devices to the network, enabling people to accomplish their tasks efficiently and cost-effectively...

A Passion for the Best is in Mechanical Keyboards

hackaday.com 22 Nov '17, 7pm
A Passion for the Best is in Mechanical Keyboards

There is an entire subculture of people fascinated by computer keyboards. While the majority of the population is content with whatever keybo...

Happy birthday e=mc^2: Einstein paper outlines mass-energy equivalence, Novem...

edn.com 21 Nov '17, 11pm

Albert Einstein's paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?” was publ...

£5m hardware security R&D centre launched at Queen’s University Belfast https...

electronicsweekly.com 22 Nov '17, 4pm
£5m hardware security R&D centre launched at Queen’s University Belfast https://t.co/hVEE5wuoFp

Its hub will be the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which was launched at ...

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