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The well know humanoid robot ASIMO of Honda will come to Brussels on 22 September 2006, the entrance is free.

Place: Tentation (Lakensestraat 28 in 1000 Brussels) start at 19:00

More info: contact Bra m Vanderborght

It is possible to download the conference program and digest book of CLAWAR 2006 here. (Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots )

For those who are interested in the robotics conference CLAWAR 2006, it is possible to register. 9th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 12†`14 September 2006 Brussels, Belgium.

site conference

22 Jul 2006 (updated 18 Aug 2006 at 10:42 UTC) »

I have made a new compilation video of the robots I have seen last year: running Asimo, HRP-2, Paro, Robocup, Robosapien V2, Aibo, Lucy, Powerbot, HRP-2m choromet, Robonova...

Compilation movie edition - 2006 (75 MB - 10min)
Compi lation movie small - edition 2006 (11 MB - 10min)

Look here for the previous edition
Compilation movie - edition 2005 (210 MB - 30min)
Compilati on movie small - edition 2005 (31 MB - 30min)


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

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