About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen


  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Humanoid
  • Released:
  • 1998
  • WorkPartner

    In 1998, the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) developed a mobile service robot called WorkPartner. It works interactively with people and is intended for everyday life tasks, which are particularly performed outdoors.

    WorkPartner has two human-like hands, enabling it to perform tasks requiring grasping, handling, and manipulation of objects. Locomotion system is by wheels or by legs.

    HUT’s mobile service robot is equipped with a vision system that utilizes a camera along with four ultrasonic sensors, a laser scanner, and range sensors. These features allow it to autonomously navigate in a particular location. Its internal programming allows it to learn and accomplish tasks in close cooperation and interaction with its human operator.



    • Stands 129 cm
    • Length is 140 cm
    • Weighs 230 kg
    • Has 19 degrees of freedom
    • Interactivity with the user
    • Ultrasonic sensors
    • Laser scanner
    • Range sensors
    • Autonomous navigation





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