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Osaka U.

Osaka U.
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  • Actroid Actroid

    The humanoid robot Actroid was created by Osaka University. It has silicone skin and resembles a young Japanese child. Actroid has speech recognition software and can talk, blink, and mimic other basic human functions. It was displayed at the 2003 International…

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  • Affetto Affetto

    Osaka University has developed an advanced human baby robot, named Affetto. This robot has realistic expressions and will help with studies about human cognitive development. It is a part of the JST ERATO Asada Project. Affetto can also help caregivers…

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  • CB² CB²

    JST ERATO Asada Project developed a child robot called CB2. The purpose is to study cognitive development, social maturity, behavior, attitude and other personal stuff.

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  • Elfoid P1 Elfoid P1

    Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University developed a humanoid mobile phone robot called Elfoid P1. Its cover has a human-skin feel and it represents the caller on the other line.

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  • M3 synchy M3 synchy

    M3 Synchy stands for synchronized communication. This humanoid robot was developed to help scientists understand verbal and non-verbal communication. It has 17 degrees of freedom and is equipped with a CCD camera and 15 LEDs. M3 Synchy also has software…

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  • M3 neony M3 neony

    The M3 Neony is a small robot designed to research a baby's fine motor skills. This robot, developed by Osaka University, can crawl and walk like a real baby. It has gyro and accelerometer sensors, video cameras and microphones. M3 Neony can detect when…

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  • M3 Kindy M3 Kindy

    M3 Kindy is a humanoid robot developed by Osaka University. It is the size of a 5 year old child and can express a wide range of emotions. M3 Kindy was created to study the effects of parental communication. It responds to cognitive teaching and has speech…

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  • Noby Noby

    Noby is a baby humanoid robot built to resemble a nine month old. It has soft urethane skin, 600 sensors for its sensor and motor functions and two cameras. Noby is connected to a powerful computer and was created by Yasou Kuniyoshi to help study the…

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  • Pneuborn 13 Pneuborn 13

    Pneuborn-13, Pneuborn-7ii's elder sister, explores the role of the musculoskeletal system in bipedal walking. Its knees and ankles are capable of flexion and extension.

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  • Pneuborn 7II Pneuborn 7II

    Pneuborn-7ii is named for its pneumatic operation and resemblance to a 7-month old infant. It's used for research on the musculoskeletal system and motor development.

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  • Repliee Q1 Repliee Q1

    Osaka University and Kokoro Incorporated developed the Repliee Q1 which is a female android. It reacts to touches, flickers eyelids, appears to breathe and moves like a real human.

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  • RoboPal RoboPal

    RoboPal was designed for research into directive, responsive, collaborative, and independent human-robot interaction. It also tags along on errands and carries groceries.

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