Korea's KHR-3 Robot

Posted 26 Nov 2004 at 22:06 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

The Korea Times has an article about a new Korean robot developed by a team of scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) called KHR-3. So far it looks like they haven't done much in the way of software, but the hardware looks very impressive rivaling many Japanese robots. The bipedal robot can walk for more than an hour on internal batteries! The robot will be tested for feasibility for use in homes and post offices? (uh, yeah right.) The robot won't officially be unveiled until next month, but it looks great! I wish I had one!

Will the KHR-3 look like the KHR-2?, posted 26 Nov 2004 at 22:08 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Since the robot hasn't been revealed yet, all the pictures on the KHR-3 story show the KHR-2 robot. I wonder if the KHR-3 will look much different.

Bipeds, posted 28 Nov 2004 at 10:35 UTC by motters » (Master)

These type of robots don't walk exactly like humans. You will notice that they always walk and stand with the knees slightly bent. The bend allows the robot to apply or absorb vertical forces - something which in humans is normally done with a curved flexible spine.

Really the main challenge for companies building bipeds like this is to try to take out as much cost as possible, so that they can become commercially viable products rather than just technology demos.

now were talking, posted 29 Nov 2004 at 13:09 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

That looks pretty impressive I can see practical uses for this kind of robot in bomb disposal. We just need to churn them out for a lower price.

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