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Tuesday, April 03, 2001

RoboScience :: Robodog - Specification Domestic Quadruped Robot RS-01

Main Specifications:

Movable parts: 16 degrees of freedom (d.o.f)

Legs: 3 d.o.f each x 4

Head: 3 d.o.f

Tail: 1 d.o.f

CPU: 32 bit, 266Mhz

Storage: 64 Mb RAM - 6 GB HDD

Comms: Wireless LAN

Robot OS: Windows®

Host PC OS: Windows®

Motion control: 2 x RS MCU

Sensors: Colour CCD camera

Miniature audio microphone



Navigation systems

Temperature sensor

Audio Output: 2 way mono speaker system

Battery: 26V

Run Time: >90 mins in autonomous mode

Charge Time: Approx. 70 Mins

(Standing) Height: 685 mm (»27 inches)

Length: 820 mm (»32 inches)

Width: 400 mm (»16 inches)

Construction: Composite monocoque construction

Main Materials: Carbon-Fibre, Kevlar and Magnesium

Mass: Approx 12Kg (26 Lbs)

Colour: Metallic Gold or Natural Carbon Fibre Black

Max Payload Lift: 25KG (55Lbs)

NEC :: PAPERO :: The Times Robot to counsel families


A TALKING robot clever enough to heal family rifts may sound like science fiction. But the makers of PaPeRo — Partner-type Personal Robot — claim that it can smooth things out when families are no longer on speaking terms.

NEC, the electronics firm, showed the machine’s peacemaking potential yesterday. With its cute, round head and big eyes, PaPeRo stands a mere 15in and weighs 11lb. Yet stuffed into the automaton are two digital cameras, four microphones, five sensors and a motor that lets it move. It can utter 3,000 phrases, recognise 650 expressions and responds depending on the speaker. That would enable it, for example, to act as a go-between for a sulking child and its parents.

There are no plans to market the robot and no price set. Ten families are testing it so improvements can be made.