Japan's Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory has been working on technology and robotics projects since it began in 1989. Along with developing High speed Intelligent Robots, the Lab works on projects such as Bidirectional Recognition between objects and environment…
Phenox Lab manufactures intelligent, programmable aerial robots which are flying drones functioning as a programmable platform for flying apps. It was, founded by the two young, promising students Ryo Konomura and Kensho Miyoshi at the Artificial Intelligence…
Japan’s most prestigious university, the University of Tokyo, has the highest ranking in Asia. The school’s JSK Laboratory does extensive robotics work in a wide range of fields. Recently, the lab unveiled its HRP3L-JSK robot; a bipedal robot that can…
Professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and his colleagues at the Ishiwaka Watanabe Laboratory of the University of Tokyo developed a bipedal walking robot that is one of the fastest robots ever made: ACHIRES
The Akira robot was created by JSK Laboratories of the University of Tokyo in 1996. Akira made headlines for being able to learn movement by using a puppet. This humanoid robot has a remote brain and can even approach and kick a ball.
Apelike is a humanoid robot made for behavioral studies in the early 1990s. It has two arms and legs, can walk, climb, and swim, and its remote brain develops over time.
JSK Laboratory created an extremely small robot in 1994 called Chibita. The robot walks on four legs, and can continue to walk even if it topples over or accidentally turns over.
JSK Laboratory has created a four-legged robot called the Chuuta. The Chuuta is programmed to use an ultra-sonic range finder in absence of any vision processing hardware.
JSK Laboratory developed Goemon in 1993. This Japanese robot can walk, sit, bow, and perform several other simple movements. It has four legs and eight degrees of freedom.
Goeman II was developed by JSK Laboratory in 1995. This quadruped robot can walk and pose. Goeman II has tactile and vision sensors that can be accessed at the same time.
Research by the University of Tokyo, JSK Laboratory, and Kawada Industries resulted in H7, a human-size humanoid robot. This robot is capable of autonomously performing in indoor environments designed for humans. It being used as a research platform…
JSK Laboratory’s Hanzou robot is a research robot. It is remote-brained and can walk on its two feet. The robot has a CCD camera and can stand up if it falls over.
The Japanese JSK Laboratory launched the HARU Project and created the Haru robot series. This service robot has RC Servo which serves as actuators controlled by a radio.
Igoid is a humanoid robot designed by JSK Laboratories to research sensor-based reactive behaviors. It has a tactile sensor suit that enables it to respond to touch and sound.
The ISAMU robot was developed by Kawada Industries. It operates on RT Linux and has 3D vision and motion-planning software. This bipedal robot can be operated with a joystick.
JSK Laboratories at the University of Tokyo created the humanoid KAZ in 2003. The robot is remote-brained, can operate on its own and can control the software of small humanoids.
JSK Laboratories developed Kenta, an advanced child-sized humanoid robot. It has a spine enabling it to perform whole body movements and tracks objects using eyes, neck and spine.
JSK Laboratory and University of Tokyo created the Kotaro humanoid robot. It is flexible, has reinforced humanoid muscles and has the potential to integrate in people’s life.
Developed by the University of Tokyo, the small robotic machine Mamoru is a service robot designed to care for the elderly. Momoru can tell where specific objects are, even if they have been misplaced, and bring them to its owner. The helpful robot can…
Mowgli is a Japanese robot which can jump and land autonomously. This air powered robot contains an artificial musculoskeletal system with pneumatic muscles which give it six DOF.
A U. of Tokyo grad student built PIGORASS, a 13-foot robot quadruped with a simulated neural system, ABS resin/carbon fiber body, and both pneumatic and passive muscles.
The JSK Laboratories and the University of Tokyo developed a whole body tendon robot called the Rabbit. It has multi-joint flexible spine and can do simple gymnastic movements.
University of Tokyo developed a bipedal humanoid called Sasuke. A remote brained robot, Sasuke has CCD camera as its eyes, can navigate places and carry loads while walking.
The SQ43 has tendons which give it fluid and flexible movement. Its unique shock absorption features allow it to move through small spaces and even over irregular terrain.
The TAMA robot is a four-legged robot developed by JSK Laboratories. It has object recognition and can grab a ball with its graspers. It acts like a dog but has a robotic appearance.
JSK Laboratory of the University of Tokyo developed a robot called TAMA II. It can see and send visual data, navigate different terrains, and can recognize and grasp an object.
JSK Laboratories developed TH1, a tendon driven robot prototype. This humanoid robot has flexible spines for human-like motion, and can track an object using its eyeball.
The University of Tokyo developed a humanoid called Theta to study the free-swinging dynamics of humanoid walking. It has a double spherical hip joint and a hybrid knee joint.