Hitachi has developed a robot called EMIEW which stands for Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate and it will be presented at 2005 World Expo in Japan. Hitachi’s website calls this robot a community helper and have presented some photos of its demonstration.
These are its specifications:
Weight: approx. 70 kg
Agility: max. acceleration: 4 m/s2
Speed: max speed: 6 km/h
Collision avoidance: Moves body around obstacles
Dialog: Interaction at 1 m (without microphone; simultaneously with facial recognition)Detects sound direction from 360Â
Arms: Arm: 6 degrees of freedom; hand: 1 degree of freedom
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