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Jan 4, 2010

JO-Zero - The wonder Humanoid Bot

Himeji Softworks wanted to develop a robot that was “stylish, speedy, and human-like” and I believe that they have succeeded. If you don’t believe me, watch the video.

What you are seeing isn’t deleted footage from a Transformers movie, but actual film from the International Robotics Exhibition 2009.
The JO-ZERO has about twenty directions worth of movement (8 for the arms, 10 for the legs, and 2 for the back). So if it gets knocked down, it gets up again.

One of the reasons that the JO-ZERO looks so cool is because it was actually designed by a manga artist Minoru Kamiya, who created the anime show Act On!

The JO-ZERO robot kit has a microcomputer built in so it can be pre-programmed. It can also be controlled via controller (like one from a console video game) or IR remote. Any interested user can purchase the JO-ZERO kit for about $1,300.

Source:Crunch Gear