A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy, Far, Far Away.... (devillin@juno.com)
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 02:16:08 -0400

*** Japan creating new breed of robots

TOKYO (AP) - The arena comes alive with cheers and shouts when the
referee signals for the bout to begin. Pushing and shoving, the
wrestlers try furiously to drive each other toward the edge of the
ring. It's just like a real sumo tournament, except the wrestlers are
robots. Japan, a global leader in industrial robotics, is now turning
out mechanical marvels that walk, talk and even swim - placing a new
focus on robots that serve more as companion or entertainer than
servant. "Robots used to just do work," says Fumio Kasagami, a
robotics engineer at the machinery-maker Daihen Corp. "Now, they're
communicating with people." See
*** Also: Some recently unveiled robots, see

Linwood Foster,   The_Sentinel@Gundam.Com
3 of 10, Rec.Games.Mecha Moderation Team
10th Lyran Guards, The Revenants.

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