by SFRSA Mediameister 
Cliff Thompson

Japan's ROBODEX 2000 EXHIBITORS - world's first exposition of "human partner" robots.


"Now, a brand-new industry of 'human / robot coexistence systems' is emerging to create 'new companions with character for humans'"
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Toshitada (Toshi) Doi, Chairman of the Board, Sony Computer Science Labs, Corp. Exec. VP, Sony Corp, Corp. Senior VP & President, Digital Creatures Laboratory, AIBO Co-Developer & ROBODEX Project Initiator



(Japanese-to-English Webpage Translator, Alta Vista's > "Babelfish")

-Honda "P3", "ASIMO" ("Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility")
-Sony "AIBO", "SDR-3X" ("AI Robot", "Sony Dream Robot")
-NEC R100
-TMSUK "T4"
-Japan Science and Tech. Corp.  Erato Kitano Symbiosis System Project "PINO" (pic on PC Watch translated page)
-Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR ) Inst. Int'l. "ROBOVIE
-Sogo Keibi Hosho "GUARD ROBO" (click "Technology" link)
-Tomy "DOG.COM"
-Bandai "WONDERBORG" (Insect)
-Takara "ROBOPAL", "ACAROID"  (acaroid pic  on PC Watch translated page) (Land, Aquatic Animals)
-Waseda Univ. Dept. Of Mech. Eng. Intelligent Machine Lab (Shigeki Sugano Lab) "WAMOEBA-2R" (Waseda Artificial Mind On Emotion Base)  & Humanoid Robotics Inst. Takanishi Lab (Flute Playing Robot
-Tokyo Inst. of Tech. Mechano-Aerospace Eng.  Hirose & Yoneda Robotics Lab (Snake, Walking Robot)
-Osaka Univ. Grad. School of Eng. Dept. Of Adaptive Machine Systems Asada Lab (Robocup Demo)
-Science Univ. of Tokyo Dept. of Mech. Eng. Kobayashi Lab   (Face Robot) (click "Activities" > "Research contents" )
-Lego Mindstorms ROBOLAB
-Robocup (Competition)
-Iroda Int'l Robot Design Assoc. (Organization)
-Tezuka Astro Boy "had a great impact on our conception of robots." (ROBODEX What's New)
-Robodex2000 "ASOBOT"  ("Association Robot")
-Robodex2000 PC Watch News story (Japanese, English)