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 Post subject: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 11:40 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001121/tc/japan_sony_robot_1.html" TARGET=_blank>Sony Shows Humanoid Robot</A></B><P>By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press Writer <P>TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp.'s first humanoid robot has a long way to go before it can wash the dishes, but it kicks a mean soccer ball and does the ``Para Para,'' Japan's latest dance craze.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001121/tc/japan_sony_robot_1.html" TARGET=_blank>The full story</A></B><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited February 07, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 9:39 pm 
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I'm assuming the critter (?) stands on his two back legs to do the popular Para Para. I only have two legs - what if it takes four to do the fabulous Para Para? I'll never fit in...


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 9:48 pm 
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Priscilla, sorry for the confusion. The critter pictured above is the AIBO, not the new humanoid robot. The AIBO was the predecessor that shares much of its engineering with the new humanoid.


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 10:49 pm 
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Duh. I see the part of the article I missed on the first pass. I'd better slow down...


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2000 11:16 am 
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More on this mechanical phenomenon:<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001123/bs/japan_robots_2.html" TARGET=_blank>Robot Exhibition Kicks Off in Japan</A></B><P>By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer <P>YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Dancing, kicking, sashaying, or asking to be kissed, the robots at the Robodex 2000 exhibition are trying to spread the message that they don't have to carry out useful tasks to make great companions - and bring in big money as well.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001123/bs/japan_robots_2.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 11:48 am 
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From a <A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/010206/ri_hasbro.html" TARGET=_blank>Hasbro press release</A> about new products:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>PETAL-CHI flowers have an LED face that changes expression and responds when you talk and ``water'' it. PETAL-CHI plays songs, dances and sings when it is happy but, if you neglect it, it will wilt.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 11:50 am 
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And, btw, this is Poo-Chi, a cousin of Petal-Chi:<P> Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Say hello to Poo-Chi, the interactive toy that's like a real puppy! With its moving head, ears, legs and mouth, Poo-Chi barks, sings, stands, sits, and dances on tiptoes. The pooch senses light, sounds, and your special touch. In addition, its animated eyes convey emotion: happiness, sadness, love. Poo-Chi comes with a special bone. The toy uses advanced bio-rhythmic technology to create realistic emotional responses that adapt and change as you play.<BR>Poo-Chi can speak and sing 6 different songs. It also can speak to and interact with other Poo-Chi puppies.<P>Available in three multiple colors. <P>Ages 4 and up. <P>Requires 3 AA Batteries<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited February 07, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 12:03 pm 
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My, my. Things have come a long way since the pet rock.


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 12:04 pm 
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Is Poo-Chi housebroken?


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 1:54 pm 
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Could something with a name like "POO" chi - possibly be housebroken?


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 2:14 pm 
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You're right, basheva. So, does Poo-chi poo look like, uh, circuitry, little bolts, etc?


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2001 4:47 pm 
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LOLOL Maggie !!


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2001 11:58 am 
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Is this good or bad?<P><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010220/il_mcdonalds_tiger.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Tiger Robo-Chi Pets(TM) Arrive at McDonald's February 23</B></A><BR>Happy Meal(R) Event to Feature Newest Cyber-Pal, Chirpy-Chi<BR><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited February 22, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2001 12:01 pm 
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Well, I clicked on that article Azlan - and it says "article has expired" - but that could just be me.........<P>However, in answer to you question about good or bad - I don't know - but if it comes from MacDonald's it has to be high in calories......


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Robot
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2001 5:28 pm 
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I've updated the link.


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