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  I immediately thought this "communication robot" was meant for the bathtub, I was wrong. Dubbed the MIRAI SANZO, made by Santo Homes, comes with a touch screen, touch sensors around the sphere, WIFI connectivity, voice recognition, and glows with 7 different colors depending on its 'mood.' The bot is a controller for the home. It can switch the climate controls on or off, set temperatures. Depending on how automatic various parts of the home may be, SANZO can do things like fill the bath ...
  Following a series of innovative LEGO based projects, one engineer has made his masterpiece. The Pancake Bot (PB) is a 3 axis CNC router. The Z axis is a Pancake Batter Dispenser Control. The end results were a pancake Micky Mouse and my favorite, a pancake truck.   The creator, going by the name Mexican Viking, originally designed the controllers using Python NXT. After encountering some issues, M-Vik went to the standard LEGO Mindstorm programming language. Which, for those who do ...
  Showa Hanako is a dental training robot developed by the department of Orthodontics at the Showa University (SU) in Japan. The PVC skinned bot would move in a limited fashion using a hydraulic system. Limited movement and speech capabilities were built in. This bot was the 3rd generation of the University's line of training robots. Some of the complaints were the un-lifelike skin, odd stare, and the motion of the overall system. The Showa Hanako was never available for wide spread distrib ...

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