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  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Humanoid
  • Released:
  • 2006
  • Amio by KAIST

    Amio is a bipedal humanoid robot designed by Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST). This lab robot development is brought forth by the increasing need of the world to automate things, such as doing simple household chores or packing products in factories. Robot Amio is capable of simple thinking, judgment and decision-making just like a normal individual.

    Amio stands 1.5 meters tall and weighs 45 kilograms with 36 Degrees of Freedom. This biped humanoid can walk 1 kilometer per hour and has sensors all over its body. It has 2 CCD cameras in its eyes, 1 axis inclination sensor placed in its chest and 2 placed in the legs. Robot Amio’s effective communication model is composed of five systems: perception, motivation, memory, behavior and expression. 

    Amio’s Perception System uses visual detection, face detection and voice data acquisition and feature extraction. All this data goes to the motivation system and passes the 3 layers of the behavioral system before an expression is extracted from this HUBO.  This effective communication model may appear complicated but in reality it occurs in milliseconds inside the biped humanoid Amio.




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