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Waseda U.


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  • Banryu T7S Type 1 Banryu T7S Type 1

    TMSUK, Sanyo and Omron developed a dinosaur based security robot called Banryu T7S Type 1. It can be controlled from a distance and responds to simple human voice commands.

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  • Banryu T7S Type 2 Banryu T7S Type 2

    TMSUK, Sanyo and Omron developed a dinosaur based security robot called Banryu T7S Type 2. It has quiet walk mechanism that allows stealth monitoring of establishments.

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  • Banryu T72S Banryu T72S

    TMSUK, Sanyo and Omron developed a security robot called Banryu T72S. It has integrated supersonic sensor, infrared sensor, temperature sensor and smell detection sensor.

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  • CoCoNatch CoCoNatch

    Tokyo University and Waseda University developed a stress-reliever robot called CoCoNatch. It gives alerts for new twitter feeds by vibrating and emitting LED colors.

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  • Hadaly 2 Hadaly 2

    Hadaly-2 was developed to move toward a world where humans and robots coexist peacefully. It is designed to respond to stimuli as though it was human. Hadaly-2 can react to the intensity of light, pick up objects and do handshakes, and engage in interesting…

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  • iSHA iSHA

    Humanoid Robotics Institute developed the interactive Systems for Humanoid Agent robot to harmonize machine and human environments naturally, intuitively and seamlessly.

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  • Kiyomori Kiyomori

    The Kiyomori is an excellent representation of the advancement of robotics. The robot was created in 2005 by tmsuk as an exhibition at the Niigata Hall of Natural Sciences. It has 39 joints that allow it to walk like a human. This bipedal robot has a…

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  • Kobian Kobian

    Tmsuk and Waseda University created a humanoid named Kobian which can move its lips, eyes and neck while responding to stimuli and can express different facial expressions.

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  • Ninomiya-kun Ninomiya-kun

    Waseda University developed Ninomiya-kun as a way of fighting illiteracy among other robots. This robot can read books out loud and recognizes nearly 2,300 Japanese characters. It has a built-in camera, and character recognition software allows it to…

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  • ROBISUKE ROBISUKE

    ROBISUKE was developed at WASEDA University to be a natural conversation robot. Besides having facial and speech recognition, this humanoid robot also has gesture and gaze recognition. It can even learn new words based on the use of the words in the conversation.

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  • ROBITA ROBITA

    ROBITA is a humanoid communication robot designed in 1999 by WASEDA University. It was developed as a way of improving conversational flow between humans and robots. With its sound localization ability, ROBITA can adapt to, and participate in, group conversations.

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  • Shinpo Shinpo

    Atsuo Takanishi’s Laboratory and Tmsuk developed a humanoid called Shinpo. It is the first to walk with straight knees, and can play Janken, move wrists and climb stairs.

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  • Wabian-R Wabian R

    The Waseda University in Japan developed a humanoid called WABIAN-R. Using its control and coordination method, it can walk, dance with a partner, wave its arms and carry objects.

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  • WABIAN R-II Wabian RII

    Developed by Waseda University, the Wabian R-II is a bipedal prototype robot. It is the predecessor of Wabian 2. The Wabian R-II is capable of measuring ground reaction forces through torque sensors on its ankles. It has 43 degrees of freedom and voice…

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  • Wabian R-III Wabian RIII

    The WABIAN R-III was developed by Waseda University. It is a prototype humanoid robot. The WABIAN R-III can walk in multiple directions, dance, and show emotions. It is a more refined version of the WABIAN-2 robot, with 43 degrees of freedom and a balance…

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  • Wabian RIV Wabian RIV

    The WABIAN-RIV is the predecessor of the WABIAN-2. It is a walking humanoid robot. The WABIAN-RIV Can walk forwards, backwards and sideways. Linear actuators installed in its legs help its developers to study its movement and work toward creating the…

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  • Wabian-2 Wabian 2

    The Wabian-2 robot was developed to help in the design of exercise rehabilitation equipment. It can do exercises with humans and test the rehab equipment before it is used by a person. The Wabian-2 is controlled by a computer attached to its back. Scientists…

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  • WABOT-1 Wabot I

    Ichiro Kato developed an anthropomorphic robot called WABOT 1. It has limb control system and vision system. It can communicate, measure distance and direction, and transport objects.

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  • WABOT-2 Wabot II

    Waseda University of Japan developed WABOT 2 which is the second robot in the WABOT series. This intelligent and advanced humanoid can read musical notes and play a keyboard.

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  • WF-3RIX WF 3RIX

    WF-3RIX was developed by Waseda University. This robot uses advanced human organ simulation to mimic the flute-playing of a human. It has artificial fingers to trill the flute and a MIDI accompaniment system. Its artificial lungs have the same volume…

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  • WF-4 WF 4

    WF-4 is Waseda University's improved version of flutist robot WF-3RIX. Among the changes made to this anthropomorphic robot are better sound quality from the flute. The vibrato mechanism was moved to the back of the neck, giving it a more human appearance.…

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  • WF-4R WF 4R

    Waseda University's WF-4R is a major improvement over the WF-3RIX. This anthropomorphic flutist robot now has 38 degrees of freedom. The range of motion increased in the neck and arms and the vibrato mechanism is smaller. The fingers are link mechanisms…

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  • WF-4RII WF 4RII

    WF-4RII is the successor to Waseda University's WF-4R. This flutist robot uses MIDI accompaniment data to perform and collaborates with human partners. Two CCD cameras in the eye system allow it to interact with the audience and the eyebrow moves depending…

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  • WL-16 WL-16

    Tmsuk and Waseda University developed a two-legged walking robot called WL-16 that carries people. This chair robot can also transport heavy goods in difficult areas or terrains.

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  • WT-1 WT 1

    The WT-1 is a robotic research platform that became the foundation for the development of cell phones. This research on also contributed to other language-based developments. The WT-1 is capable of data compression through transmission of human vocal…

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  • WT-1R WT 1R

    Waseda University's WT-1R is the second version of the WT-1. They have made many improvements to the robot, including its ability to speak consonant sounds. The vocal organs have 15 DOF and produce a more natural speech mechanism than the original had.

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  • WT-2 WT 2

    Waseda University developed WT-2, a robot which can produce human-like voices. It can be used to train vocally impaired people. WT-2 has vocal organs that have 15 degrees of freedom, which contributes to its exceptional voice quality.

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  • WT-3 WT 3

    Waseda University developed WT-3; a robot that can produce human-like voices. It is able to produce consonants, vowels, stops, and nasal sounds easily. WT-3 also has an improved vocal tract mechanism so that its words and sounds have better clarity than…

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  • WT-4 WT 4

    Waseda University developed another talking robot and named it WT-4. This robot can produce accurate human vocal sounds and copy human speech. It has 19 degrees of freedom in its vocal organs, and realistic artificial lips and tongue. Advanced resonance…

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  • WT-5 WT 5

    Waseda University developed its fifth talking robot, WT-5, in 2005. It has mechanical lips and vocal chords, as well as lungs and a nasal cavity. The robot has a new vocal cord mechanism and produces vibration patterns similar to those in real human speech.…

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