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4 Apr 2007 (updated 4 Apr 2007 at 18:49 UTC) »
REEM-A, the humanoid robot built by Pal Technology, is learning new features.

The equilibrium has been improved thanks to a new algorithm that detects external forces and adjusts the posture of the robot to dump the disturbances. A video, can be seen on-line.

We used the force/torque sensor to detect the reaction force of the ground (the Center of Pressure) and move the robot's hip accordingly. In the video you can see as the robot can even decide to take a step when the pusching strong is too high to keep the equilibrium.

22 Feb 2007 (updated 4 Apr 2007 at 18:42 UTC) »
REEM-A is the first prototype of humanoid robot built by Pal Technology, a company located in Abu Dhabi , with a branch in Spain.

Even if REEM-A was meant to be a preliminary version of the final product, it can be already defined as the most complete and advanced humanoid robot in Europe and Middle East. REEM-A can walk, recognize people and various objects, grasp simple objects, recognize voice commands and detect obstacles (watch the video). As well, it is completely self-contained: the on-board batteries last 90 minutes and the embedded computers have sufficient computational power to perform in real-time all the tasks.

In autumn 2007, a more advanced version will be presented: REEM-B. The second prototype will be the base for the development of a commercial version of humanoid robots.

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