Thursday, December 01, 2005

Construction Robot to Kung Fu Master

From International Robot Exhibition...

The 5-foot tall humanoid robot, HRP-2, was designed for construction work but has also taken up martial arts. It was meant to test interactions between robots and humans in the workplace. Maybe the humans finally got to him.

The bridge builder Kawada Industries demonstrated the new skills of of their tin worker at the expo.

HRP-2 may be available for any other activity you can imagine. According to the Kawada website, "Kawada Industries will start renting HRP-2 as a humanoid robot R&D platform. Internal API for HRP-2 is expected to be open to the public and its users will be able to develop their own software. It is anticipated that HRP-2s will greatly enhance humanoid robot technology research activities."

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