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I finished my PhD about the bipedal walking robot Lucy. The title of my work was "Dynamic stabilisation of the biped Lucy powered by actuators with controllable stiffness"

Dissertation of Bram Vanderborght
Video about the robot Lucy

Site of the biped Lucy

On Euronews Futuris was a report about our robots (Lucy, Veronica, ALTACRO, Anty,...). The movies can be seen on our website. It is available in 7 languages.

Bill gates has written an interesting article about robots in scientific american: a robot in every home

Honda has a site with 90-second TV advertisements featuring ASIMO. The ads depict ASIMO in a museum setting, engaging with a range of exhibits and everyday objects to demonstrate the robot’s human qualities and advanced technology. It closes with the thought: ‘More forwards please’ – which represents Honda’s continual push for technological innovation. http://www.honda.co.uk /asimo/

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.

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