Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Blue Collar Robot With Household Skills

The construction robot HRP-2 from Kawada Industries adds another skill-set to his repertoire.

In a demo in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Technology(AIST) showed off HRP-2's service side.

The robot is upgraded to include autonomous self-directed operation and understanding of spoken commands.

A person seated at a table told a robot to bring him some juice. The robot delegated the command to another robot who went to the refrigerator, moving chairs out his way, got the juice and brought it to the human.

The HRP have also demonstrated skills for building bridges, and a proficiency in martial arts.

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