Mechanical Design of Humanoid Robot Platform

robotKHR-1 has been developed on the purpose of research about biped walking. It has 21 DOF without hands and head, which has 12 DOF in legs, 1 DOF in torso, and 8 DOF in arms. The objective of KHR-2 (41 DOF) was to develop the humanoid which can walk on the living-floor with human-like appearance and movement. KHR-3 has the purpose that it has more human-like features, movements and human-friendly character. Continue reading

Honda connects the brain to robot

The Japanese Honda, in particular specialized in industrial robots, has demonstrated the use of a scanner for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI or magnetic resonance imaging) that detects brain signals and transmit them to a robot in order to drive Hand artificially. Lorsque the person in the MRI has waved his hand and made the sign ‘V’, the robot’s hand movements has reproduced! The system is still limited to the detection of a few simple gestures, and it will take time before being decoded complex movements. Similarly, we have to evolve singularly PMI technologies to reduce the size and weight. However, the “brain machine interface ‘, the interface between the human brain and machine, developed by Honda Research Institute Japan, opens up new perspectives. Continue reading