Run Bot
By Bruce Eaton

Robotis from South Korea has built the “Running Robot” or in actuality, the Slo-Mo-Bot. The Humanoid Robot RX blazes the trails at 500 meters per hour(0.31 mph) which is not fast at all compared to Honda’s ASIMO, which moves at an impressive 3km per hour (1.86 mph). Built on a modular system and an outsourced software platform, the real potential is in the software.

Although not winning any races, with voice and facial recognition technology, an estimated $1000 to $2000 price tag, and upgradable software, could this be the bot who (slowly, oh so slowly) walks all over the Robosapien?

[Korea Times] VIA [TechEBlog]

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A graduate of Colgate University, Bruce is one of the elite Henro or pilgrims who have completed the 900 mile 88 Temple Pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan by means of foot power, a feat (no pun intended.... ok maybe alittle) which is no laughing matter. He not only finished this task with a crippling leg injury but he has attained enlightenment according to the monks on Koyasan. Currently the 23 year old is living in San Antonio where he spends his time working as a Data Analyst but also trying to accomplish his next great challenge, drinking all 200 beers at the Flying Saucer. Having recently married his long time friend from college and seen as nuts for doing so, Bruce relishes his life and hot dogs generously. KANPAI!!