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This site is devoted to androids. An android is an anthropomorphic robot - i.e. a robot that looks like a human. Many android developers call their creations "humanoids" rather than androids. We also have robotics links, robot links, animatronics links, and research links.

Updated :  03/10/2014

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What's New at Android World

World's greatest android projects   There are 106 major android projects around the world - 49 are in Japan, 11 in the US,  11 in Korea, 9 in Germany, 7 in China, 4 in the UK,  2 in Sweden, 1 in Australia, 1 in Thailand, 1 in Singapore, 1 in Bulgaria, 2 in Iran, 1 in Italy, 1 in Austria, 1 in Spain, 1 in Russia, 1 in UAE, 1 in Canada and 1 in Turkey (new)

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Entertainment androids or robots Many companies offer entertainment androids or robots for advertising or promotion. 73 companies are listed here.   

            

DARPA offers $2 Million Robotics Challenge

DARPA is looking for a humanoid robot which can be used to help fix hazardous situations like Fukushima

Online Casino Tropez

      An Odd AI Challenge for French AI experts - The Computer Poker Competition

Smaller android projects Here are 73 smaller  android projects around the world. Of these, 19 are in Japan, 20 in the US, 7 in Australia, 8 in the UK, 2 in Canada, 2 in Sweden, 1 in Germany, 2 in Hungary, 1 in Argentina, 1 in Brazil, 3 in Denmark, 1 in India , 1 in Mexico, 1 in Indonesia, 2 in Malaysia, 1 in Italy, 1 in Colombia, and 1 in China. If you are building an android and would like a link, send me an email. 

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Animatronic Eyes/Android Eyes

They have 2 color video cameras with pan & tilt and eyelid motion. They are adult human sized eyes.  The eyes can be ordered with or without servos and with or without cameras. Full kit with 2 color video cameras only $799.   Basic kit is only $99 (no servos & no cameras & no controller).

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Squse offers robot hand with 5 moving fingers.

          

Touch Bionics offers the i-Limb hand            

No Food = No Problem

Reality Check for Anti-War People

Killer Asteroids

Another HOAX!

Honey Bees Dying

A True Crisis

Current Product List 

Nuclear War is Inevitable 

Are super-intelligent machines a danger to humanity?  

Has the Turing test become Worthless?

   No Civil War in Iraq

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Pneumatic Cylinder Driver

New Board will drive up to 12 cylinders with 4 valves each

3.125 in (7.94 cm) square

Includes feedback for all cylinders

Android Hand Projects  There are several groups and individuals who are building android hands.  Perhaps you would like to check them out. 

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Android Head Projects This page shows 31 android head projects.  

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   LOW cost Animatronic Head Kit - $295 

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      Silicone face (front & back) and plastic skull (front & back) - 4 pieces.  Kit includes - 2 small ears & 2 medium ears plus a tube of Shin Etsu and a piece of power stretch.

   

 David Ng's Animatronic Head

Animatronic Head - now $5500

  

Robotic Hand/arm by David Ng

13 DOF Hand/Arm - $6500

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 Android Cop Video   

  The Embassy Visual Effects Inc of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has produced an android policeman video which is just OUTSTANDING.  The video shows an android cop patrolling in a poor part of town near Johannesburg, South Africa.  It shows the android running, driving a patrol car, and shooting guns.  Fantastic!  (Only problem is the video is 16M).

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 4 DOF Android Fingers

 available now for only

$55 each unassembled

 $110 each assembled

60 parts per finger

Analog  Gyro/Accelerometer Board

See our 6-axis sensor board for android balance. Three orthogonally mounted gyros and three orthogonally mounted accelerometers provide a great inexpensive 6-axis sensor.

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Digital  Gyro/Accelerometer Board.

We are also offering a 6-axis digital sensor board with 3 orthogonally mounted gyros and 3 orthogonally mounted accelerometers. This board comes with a watertight enclosure and a USB connector and software to drive it.

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NASA Anthropomorphic Projects . Several projects are underway at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. 

Expert system databases

 (Available now for $20)

All the Bird species in the World - Linnean Classification of.   This list contains 29 orders, 201 families, 2073 genera, and 10010 species.     

All Mammal species in the World - Linnean Classification of.  This list contains 28 orders, 161 families, 747 genera, and 4939 species.

All Dinosaur species in the World - Linnean Classification of.  This list contains 2 orders, 70 families, 673 genera, and 995 species.

Live to be 100

FREE Guaranteed Weight Loss Plan

World Deaths & Media Distortions Thereof  

Want to do a Robot Mind Survey for Harvard University? 

Who are the best Pollsters?

Which pollsters do you trust?

Baby and Mecha projects Several groups are building either baby androids or giant androids which are called Mechas. 

Land Walker is here  

    

   We do Contracting / Subcontracting / Outsourcing work.   

If you have a project you need completed fast and cheap -

  Let us bid on your project.


Historical android projects Several major android projects have been developed in the past. Here are some of them. If you know of others, please email us their URLs and we will add them to our list. 

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Wabot-2, Japan, 1984 


Free fun Software

Page listing FREE SOFTWARE which you may want to download. 

   
Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Perhaps the reader would enjoy my comments on Asimov's three laws of robotics. 

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Isaac Asimov - World's Greatest Author

Secret Android Projects What other unseen groups are building androids? Here are 9 likely candidate organizations.

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Robotics / Computer Science Education   This page will help you choose the right college or university to attend. It includes robotics and computer science schools in the US and around the world.  The Philosophy & Future of Androids Questions answered: Why androids? When? How much? What can they do? How smart will they be?

 

CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) has a robotic receptionist called Valerie.  Valerie, the new receptionist at Carnegie Mellon University's computer science department, can give you directions to labs and offices and she can give you an update about the weather.  Here is another longer article.  

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King's College London also has a robotic receptionist - which is called Inkha. It was built by Matthew Walker and went on-line full time last December. Inkha is attracted to small movements and is frightened by large movements which makes it a popular addition to the reception area. Inkha's lifelike movement results from studies of human behavior. 

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     Mr. Walker is offering these kits for sale.  Contact him if you are interested. His website is here.

World's Smallest Video Cameras  These cameras are small enough to use for android's eyes.  Supercircuits has introduced two new tiny cameras which are only 3/8" sq by 5/8" long (9mm sq x 16mm). They have both a B&W version (PC206XP) and a color version (PC207XP).

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Bipedal Projects & Info  22 projects are listed here. 

       U of South Denmark.

World's Largest Robotics Sites These are the largest robotics sites which we have found. If you know of some others, please email us their URLs. 

Robot Media Online  These sites offer news, magazines, books, etc. 

Books of Interest   Looking for Robot books? Here are a few links plus four books that I have written.  

Domestic Robots or Androids

15 domestic robots are shown which are available for purchase today. Added Anybots domestic robot  01/05/08.

        Dishwasher robot

AI Site:   Recluse Robots is a site in Pretoria, South Africa which has developed a unique Brain Model.  They have a simulator to run it and you can try it out for FREE.   Check them out!   

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Fun Animatronics Sites Here are some animatronics sites which you will enjoy browsing. 

          

Animatronic Hardware & Software -   We are now offering products to get your animatronics project rolling.

Contacts Contacts
Chris Willis
Android World, President
3311 Santa Monica Dr.
Denton, TX., 76205, USA    
Cell:  (US) 940-783-1364
(GMT minus 6 hours)
 
General Information: crwillis@androidworld.com
Regis Serrat    
Advanced Controls & Communications, President
11073 Newport Ridge Ct
Las Vegas, NV, 89135, USA
Phone & Fax:  (US) 702-379-8991 
(GMT minus 8 hours)
 
Email Regis here.
  Also:   crwillis101@gmail.com