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Google Developer Day Featured RIC Android Robot

RT Corp and Brilliant Service Co Ltd have developed a Robot Inside Character (RIC) Android Robot which is the first robot in the world whose controls are powered entirely by the Android. This robot was showcased at the Google Developer Day 2010, which was held in Tokyo on September 28.

RIC Android Robot

Based on the RT Corp’s RIC robot, the new RIC android was created. In contrast to the RIC robot which wears a stuffed animal outfit, RIC android’s suit resembles that of Droid. Also RIC android has two legs and it can move its arms and head.

The android robot can create artificial sounds, play musical tunes but cannot move on its own. Instructions can be transmitted to the robot by means of a wire free LAN.

Yoshihiko Sugimoto, President of Brilliant Service has stated that they were focused on developing a service that utilizes both the robot and a cloud, by utilizing the high affinity of android and cloud services. It was reported that by April 2011, a new system for providing movement data to the android robot is likely to be developed. The Brilliant Service is also dedicated in assessing the audio and video information which are received by a microphone and camera, recording the same in the cloud services and utilizing it for providing instantaneous services.


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