JST (Okimura Noriki president), the child’s body size, flexible joints throughout the body (51 air actuators use of moving parts locations) and soft skin (the skin around the bottom of the 200 pieces of silicone provide tactile sensitivity tactile sensors throughout the body) of a humanoid robot with unprecedented features “Child-robot with Biomimetic Body (CB2)” was developed.
In order to explore the principles of communication development for people involved with the robot, it is important that a close relationship between humans and robots and robotic assistance to people. Humanoid robots have been developed in the past, have overlooked an important element for a mechanistic relationship with people. In other words, soft skin and a flexible actuator body (generally equivalent to the muscle-powered device is an electric motor) was missing. By preparing these elements, people and nature can be related to the robot, the robot can be achieved in close relationship to develop with people.
CB2 is a newly developed humanoid robots meet these requirements, you can achieve a dynamic and flexible body motion. This person is “cause while holding a robotic armful”, “teaching the robot to move directly to the hands and feet” and can have a relationship. By using the CB2 will be able to study the people involved with the development of robots. To develop the robot also is expected to realize a robot that can adapt to act in human society.
This research is a strategic creative research promotion business ERATO Research Project “Co-creation Asada Intelligent Systems” (Research Director: Prof. Minoru Asada, Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering) as part of the social co-creation Intelligence Group (Group Leader: Ishiguro Professor Hiroshi Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering) is made.