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VIA shows off its robotics at Taipei show (video)

From the Taipei International Robot Show

| Online Video News | Posted: Aug 25, 2008 5:28 am

Lynn from VIA sent us a link to a video they've uploaded which features robots using VIA Embedded parts such as systems based on the Pico-ITX form factor.

 

The video was shot at the Taipei International Robot Show which was held last week. We weren't able to make it but lucky VIA had a camera in hand and took some pretty cool video for us all to see.

 

Taiwan hosted the Taipei International Robot Show this past week and it was certainly an exciting event, with over 60 international academic and industrial developers attending.

VIA's commitment to the development of extremely compact form factors, such as the VIA EPIA Pico-ITX boards has placed the company at the cutting-edge of technological progress within the robotics industry. As the world's most compact x86 mainboard, VIA EPIA Pico-ITX boards have become an essential component in modern robots due to the remarkable heat dissipation and robust performance engineered in to the compact design. From hobbyists building kits to military robots, VIA processor platforms can, quite literally, be found at the heart of these amazing machines.

Here's a short video featuring the already very well-known "Johnny 5" building kit robot from Lynxmotion and BEAR, a highly intelligent military robot the Vecna Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot . BEAR has been designed to rescue military personnel out of combat situations and pushes military robotics to new heights of intelligence and mobility.

 

 

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