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  • What's new in my robots pages?

    Wednesday, apr. 6th, 2005 :
    Updated the Toys page with pictures and details for a few new toys.

    Sunday, feb. 6th, 2005 :
    Updated the Fujitsu, Nec and Promet pages with pictures, text and a video.

    Wednesday, sept. 8th, 2004 : BN-1
    Added a Bandai BN-1 page to my real robots collection. Also updated the Wonderborg page a bit.

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    TMSUK robots
     
    TMSUK robots

    The TMSUK robot activity started in 1992 : the Thames company, then specialized in automatic machinery manufacturing, one day decided to create it's own robot receptionnist for the new innovative production unit they presented.

    In 1993, the TMSUK-1 robot was born, and the TMSUK-2 followed in 1996. Since then, the company produced various robots, mostly aimed at research of testing purposes.

    The TMSUK-04 (1999, pictured right) was the first TmSuk robot to be presented outside Japan in a few exhibitions around the world.
    15 TMSUK-04 were produced, 11 of them were sold to research institutes.
    The TmSuk-04 was later (2000) to evolve into a 6 wheeled version (namely and very logically "TmSuk04-2"), as a prototype for an inspection robot.
    The key technology used in the TmSuk-04 control process is based on a technology Tmsuk developped in 1997 for the TmSuk3 robot. Those robots receive commands from a controller via a cellular phone network, and they transmit visual feedback and other data back to the controller.

    Below : TmSuk T5. Car makers usually present "concept cars" during car fairs, well, TmSuk presented this "Concept robot" at the Robodex 2000 show. If you've read this page all the way down here, then your are definetly interested in robots, and maybe in mecha. Well, the T-5 concept is maybe the first ever giant robot prototype!
    This machine is 2.9 meters tall, 1.8 meters wide and has water based hydraulic powered arms.


    Want to make yourself a better of idea of what i mean by "the first ever giant robot prototype"? Well it seems that TmSuk has created a company dedicated to marketting a robot based on the 2000 T-5 platform (below).
    The new machine is named T-52 and, following the japanese tradition of manga-like nicknames, it is subtitled "Hyper Rescue Robot".


    Beside the fact that this nickname would perfectly suit a tokusatsu show (there's a thin line between reality and fiction when it comes to robot, in Japan!), i guess it's actually pretty realistic to picture this machine operating on a natural disaster scene when regular bulldozers cannot do a precise enough job.
    Compared to the T-5 concept robot, the T-52 is taller, based on more reliable hydrolics and heavy duty. It is also offering a control chamber for one operator to take place in.
    The T-52 has no leg, but can move at 3 km/h (approximately the speed of a walking person) on its caterpillars.

    If you would like to see the T-52 in action, Enryu is offering a movie page on their official site. Check it out here.

    Now, we don't have a lighting-fast operating robot here. It is not even entirely humanoid. But i guess it's a step forward to the giant robots era, and i'm actually quite pleased to notice it is not a war machine! :)


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