Robo-Garage recreates Murasaki Shikibu in robot form

giovedì, agosto 21st, 2008

da Engadget di Darren Murph

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Murasaki Shikibu, famously known for penning The Tale of Genji,
practically has goddess status in Japan. For those who scoff at such a
statement, just take a look at the robot above. The MURASAKI stands in
at 31-centimeters tall and weighs 1.5-kilograms (3.3-pounds), and while
the design is subtle, this gal still demands respect. Reportedly, the
bot is powered by NiMH batteries, waltzes about on two wheels and
sports an 8-axis system for moving her neck and arms. We’re hearing
conflicting reports about it actually being on sale or simply being a
prototype, but we’re sure the misdirection is all part of the allure
that makes her so irresistible.

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