henwee (henwee@yahoo.com)
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 03:21:44 -0700 (PDT)


here comes the Gundam Fight @

--- "A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy, Far, Far Away...."
<devillin@juno.com> wrote:
>
> *** 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
>
http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2561347410-334
> *** Also: Some recently unveiled robots, see
>
http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2561347417-bda
>
> --
> Linwood Foster, The_Sentinel@Gundam.Com
> 3 of 10, Rec.Games.Mecha Moderation Team
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