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Some specs of HRP-2M choromet (see log below) are

-20DOF (arm: 4*2 leg: 6*2)
-Height 350mm
-Width 175mm
-Depth 110mm
-Accelerating sensor (3 axes), gyro (2 axes)
-Power sensor (2 axial í-2, option)
-External communication Ethernet and Bluetooth (option)

Schedule selling price: 498,000 Yen (including tax) is about 3.500⬬
Schedule sale time: 2006 September

27 May 2006 (updated 27 May 2006 at 22:57 UTC) »

(Maybe for on the main page because important news)

There exist now a small version of the famous HRP-2 Promet Humanoid robot. It is called HRP-2M choromet and is 33cm tall.

photo of HRP-2M choromet
movie of HRP-2M choromet

I saw it moving (I'm currently in Japan for research on HRP-2) and it is really nice, much better then for example the Kondo-robots. Also the walking is very stable.

The press release is only in Japanse as is the technical info. Wihtin a few months you will able to buy one. If I have more info in English then I will post it.

The University of Delft has again created a splendid controlled passive walker called META, now powered by electric maxon motors. website with movies of META

I have put on our website a new movie of our biped robot Lucy, actuated with pneumatic artificial muscles, walking on a treadmill at 0.11m/s.

movie of biped Lucy

11 Apr 2006 (updated 11 Apr 2006 at 07:37 UTC) »

In september the CLAWAR conference will take place in Brussels

CLAWAR 2006 -- 9th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 12-14 September 2006 Brussels, Belgium.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2006, so please feel free to submit!!!

More info on site CLAWAR conference 2006

9 Mar 2006 (updated 10 Mar 2006 at 07:59 UTC) »

His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium has visited our Robotics lab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He was very interested in our robot projects.
The pictures can be seen here

Here you can see some pictures and the first steps (still supported) of the biped Veronica, powered by the MACCEPA actuator:
Maccepa and first step of Veronica

You can visit our stand of anty that will become an intelligent huggy robot at the European Motor Show Brussels 2006. Some pictures can be seen here, more information about the Anty Foundation here or the project here

For those who cannot have enough of Asimo: Press Conference video

13 Dec 2005 (updated 13 Dec 2005 at 07:40 UTC) »

Incredible, Honda debuted a new ASIMO humanoid robot tonight which features the ability to pursue key tasks in a real-life environment such as an office and an advanced level of physical capabilities.

Press Release
ASIMO Special Site

Don't miss these New ASIMO Videos:

New ASIMO Running at 6km/h (00:35) video

New ASIMO Turning on the Spot (00:22) video

New ASIMO Greeting Passers-By (00:24) video

New ASIMO Walking with a Tray (00:31) video

New ASIMO Operating a Cart (01:26) video

New ASIMO Running while Cornering (00:57) video

New ASIMO Exercising (00:44) video

New ASIMO Walking Hand-in-Hand (01:16) video

New ASIMO Receiving and Delivering a Tray (01:15) video

New ASIMO IC Tele-Interaction Card (00:25) video

New ASIMO Interaction with Distancing (00:44) video

New ASIMO Interaction with Positioning (00:26) video

New ASIMO Interaction with Recognition (00:22) video

New ASIMO in an Office (01:03) video

New ASIMO Pushing a Cart (05:21) video

New ASIMO Running at 6km/h (Slow Motion) (00:26) video

New ASIMO - Comparison of Running Speed (00:20) video

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