The Fujitsu service-type robot is designed to assist humans with a variety of tasks. This robot can move carts, greet guests and operate elevators. It also has a wireless LAN, which allows it to connect to the Internet, find useful information and show…
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.
SIG is a humanoid created to help developers study the link between integrated perceptual data and the control of degrees of freedom. Auditory and visual processing abilities are under the TCP/IP network. SIG's tracking system is in real time and uses…
Kokoro Company Ltd. developed a training robot for dental schools called Simroid. This humanoid can express pain, move its hands and eyes, and warn people of accidental contact.
The Japanese company Bandai developed a flying humanoid called Sky Armor. It is small and lightweight, has two propellers on its shoulders, and can fly in four directions.
SORA is a robotic receptionist that debuted at IREX 2005. Its camera, microphone, and speakers make it possible to speak with a visitor before greeting him personally.
Speecys Corp. developed the first fuel-cell powered humanoid called Speecys-FC. It contains fuel cell which produces electricity by reaction between hydrogen and oxygen.
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.