Robot World: Biped Robots

KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology).

They were presenting a live demo of KIBO, a humanoid robot that can walk and perform whole-body motions.
It was designed to be an MC or “Show Master” by the CIR (Center for Intelligent Robotics) at KIST.

It appears to have a Kinect sensor in the chest, as well as cameras in the head (possibly a stereo pair) and
on the body (for collision avoidance and ceiling-based navigation).

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Brochure (in Korean).

Video 1:
Live demo of KIBO
walking and dancing.

Video 2:
KIBO dances to the song “Gangnam Style”
with the MERO heads. The robot doesn’t
move very fast but the audience liked it when
the robot flicks its wrists during the chorus.

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology)

This bipedal humanoid robot is the size of a small boy and has a head from a mannequin.
The work is a collaboration between KAIST and another university.

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Video 3:
On the projector screen you can see
the robot moving its head and arms.