HRP-4: The Robot Worker

October 25, 2010

Reuters News just posted a short video news report about Kawada and AIST’s (Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) newest bipedal robot - the HRP-4. The HRP-4 joins Japan’s growing inventory of humanoid robots designed to replace human manual labor on production lines and factory floors. It is 151 centimeters (5 feet) tall, weighs about 39 kilos (86 pounds) and costs roughly about 300,000 USD to produce. See the original Rob Muir report for Reuters or check out the YouTube video demonstration of the humanoid robot below. As seen in the videos above new HRP-4 humanoid robot is much more diverse in its capabilities than previous generations of humanoid robots. Given its advanced design the robot can be adopted to work in a variety of different fields performing basic manual labor tasks and, since it is not [...]

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