Robot as safety assistants

NEDO (Organization for the Development of New Energy and Industrial Technology) began August 3 a “Project Implementation robot assistants. This project is divided into five parts. The first objective is to conduct R & D on methods of verifying the security of this type of robots, to establish safety standards and, ultimately, to propose these standards to the world, the ultimate goal is to launch spam on the Japanese market. The other four components relate to the parallel development of four types of robots:
 – The robot supporting the autonomy of elderly and disabled (Panasonic).
 – Robots can move only in public spaces: applications to everyday life (Fuji Heavy Industry) and monitoring (Alsok, Rangefinder, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Tokki System).
 – Clothing robot “HAL”, lavishing assistance muscle (Cyber dyne, University of Tsukuba).
 – A robot vehicle with which a disabled user can move (Toyota Motor, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Four Link Systems).

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Honda robot can jog creates only a speed of three kilometers per hour .
Japan’s third largest car manufacturer now presented an improved version of its humanoid robot. Honda According to the first truly Asimo walking robot. However, the steps are still small, so that Asimo trippelt something and do not have a speed of three kilometers per hour hinauskommt. The real challenge in the development of a walking robot, according to Honda engineers is to ensure that the 1.30 Meter and 54 kilograms heavy Humanoid also the abandonment of ground holds equal weight. Because step over the short term, both legs in the air. The electronics giant Sony had a year ago also presented a robot, for a brief moment with both feet leave the ground. The movements of the so-called Qrio resembled more of a hop, which linked to the fact that the robot after Abfedern the necessary power to go forward kick of the leg is missing. Continue reading