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Wednesday, January 31, 2001


Robot is autonomous, walking insect shaped robot that can be easily programmed through WonderSwan. Based on the program, Robot move by its own decision, understanding the circumstances using 7 sensors.
BN-1- An exhibition for reference -
BN-1 uses Light sensors and infra-red rays to sense objects. Its also equipped with a touch sensor. PC programming changes its character.

:: ROBODEX 2000 :: ¦ Science Univ. of Tokyo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kobayashi Lab.

Nanodot | Biped robots from Sony, Honda at Robodex 2000 Waldemar Perez writes "The latest developments in Robotics are truly impressive! This article found in EETimes shows some of the models presented at Robodex 2000. We are only years or months away from watching widespread robot use in entertainment and specialized tasks that are dangerous to humans. Labor unions should be worried in my opinion. Verbal command computers are not far away and robots could take over many human tasks for a fraction of the cost. Check out the Honda website for the latest Quick Time movies of the Honda prototype tightening nuts shaking hands, walking and standing."

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In 1986, Honda commenced the humanoid robot research and development program. Keys to the development of the robot included "intelligence" and "mobility." Honda began with the basic concept that the robot "should coexist and cooperate with human beings, by doing what a person cannot do and by cultivating a new dimension in mobility to ultimately benefit society." This provided a guideline for developing a new type of robot that would be used in daily life, rather than a robot purpose-built for special operations.
Around one year was spent exclusively on initially determining what the robot should be like in order to build the concept. The robot had to be capable of such functions as moving through furnished rooms and going up and down stairs since it was to be designed for home use. At the same time, the design team decided that the robot should employ two-foot/leg mobility technology to make it compatible with most types of terrain, including very rough surfaces. With these ideas in mind, Honda engineers began the development program, focusing on the "foot/leg-walking mobile function" that corresponds to the basics of human mobility. As you can probably imagine, there were a number of technical challenges to be cleared before creation of the robot was possible. Naturally, special attention was paid to how our own legs and feet work. Thus, the first phase of our program was dedicated to the analysis of how a human uses legs and feet to walk.

Honda Robot : Movies

HONDA "HUMAN" ROBOT Specifications
Max. work weight5kgf per hand
Running timeabout 15min.
Degree of Freedom (DOF) Leg's DOF:6x2=12
Arm's DOF:7x2=14
Hand's DOF:2x2=4

ActuatorsDC servo motors
( Harmonic Drives)

Six axis force sensors
on wrists and feet
Vision cameras

TransmitterWireless ethernet modem


On Dec. 20, 1996 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in Tokyo announced the development of the first robot capable of decision-making according to terrain conditions.
The battery-powered robot, with two arms and two legs, is capable of changing direction according to conditions, as well as climbing stairs or slopes. It also can balance itself automatically if pushed, and keeps itself upright according to the angle of a slope.
The maximum battery operation time for the 180cm (6-ft.) tall, 210kg(463 lb.) robot is 15 minutes.
Its autonomous control process means that there is no need to input detailed walking process instructions prior to operation. The robot's walking direction, including U-turns, also can be changed by radio remote control.
Such characteristics make it possible for the robot to perform tasks such as pushing a cart and tightening bolts.
Honda CEO Nobuhiko Kawamoto called the robot "one of our most challenging technical themes, which has great potential. We intend to continue development, to see how we can use this technology for practical use."
Today's announcement is the latest development in Honda's ongoing robotics research, which has been pursued for several years.
Since the summer of 1996, Honda also has been involved in a project led by the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) to develop next-generation robotic technologies.

Sony develops human-like robot
Sony's new humanoid robot the SDR-3X, which can perform basic movements such as walking at 15 meters per minute, and changing direction, as well as getting up, balancing on one leg, kicking a ball and dancing.

Sony develops human-like robot

New machine capable of kickin’ Aibo the dog


TOKYO, Nov. 21 — Sony Corp, the Japanese consumer electronics giant, has developed a human-like robot capable of walking — or kicking — its popular AIBO robot dog

Personality Enhancement AIBO-ware
"AIBO Life"(ERF-210AW01) for "AIBO" ERS-210

Required for AIBO "ERS-210" to have autonomous features, suchu as its own emotions, instincts, learning and growth. With this software, your AIBO will become your own companion. Furthermore, with the optional PC software "AIBO Fun Pack", you can enjoy activities such as checking the degree of your AIBO's Growth.

The AIBO-ware
"Hello AIBO"(ERF-210AW02) for "AIBO" ERS-210

The AIBO-ware "Hello AIBO" changes your "AIBO" ERS-210 into a fully mature robot with plenty of energy. Use the software when, for example, you want to show people what your "AIBO" can do.

The AIBO-ware
"Party Mascot"(ERF-210AW03) for "AIBO" ERS-210

The AIBO-ware "Party Mascot"lets you play games (like "rock, paper, scissors") with AIBO.Great for parties and other events.

AIBO Fun Pack for ERF-210AW01[AIBO Life] ERF-PC01

For extra fun, use the "AIBO Fun Pack" with the "AIBO Life"(ERF-210AW01).
With these two products you can use a computer to see how much your AIBO has matured, take a peek at the photographic journal AIBO keeps as a diary, and use the Event Setup Function to add excitement to special events like birthdays.
Note 1: The operating system for the AIBO Fun Pack functions only on WindowsR 98/2000/Me.
Note 2: To use the "Memory Stick", you will need a computer with a "Memory

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