International exhibition of robots in Japan
Big interesting post, all lovers of technology to encourage reading.
In the first half of November in Tokyo held the International exhibition of robots, which presented promising developments and modern robotics samples of industrial, consumer and scientific spheres.
Let's start with industrial robots manufactured by many different companies such as Kawasaki, Toshiba, FAUNC, Nachi, and others. This type of robot is one of the oldest and functions to produce a variety of routine operations on the transfer of goods from place is not the place, welding and cutting parts, painting, sorting and assembly.
Outwardly such robots generally look like a mechanical arm, rotating in different directions at a high speed. At the end of the arm is fixed "working" the body through which the robot grasps objects or produces the desired operation.
As an "eye" in the robot performs a video camera, which determines the location of objects, their orientation in space, color and shape.
Another large class of robots - a robot assistant. Designed for work, and they may look like boxes with wheels and as people - it all depends on the purpose of their creation.
For example, it may be a robot cleaners and robot cart. For example, these two robots from the company Daiwa House can independently move around the office, picking up dust from the floor or carrying loads between different points.
Or a vacuum cleaner, and a hell of a robotic mower on tracks for cutting all that will meet in her way.
Other robots geared to help around the house and can be controlled remotely. company Yaskawa robot is positioned as an assistant alone with disabilities and the elderly. Managed man from out of town, it can collect items, move them to transmit audio and video.
Robot-washer glass. The two parts of the robot are on opposite sides of the glass, and keeps their magnetic attraction.
Robot placard. Agree, this form of advertising is much more attracted than lonely hanging on the wall monitor.
Robot-patient dental office. Used to train young dentists, controlled voice, and in response to commands, he opens his mouth, turns the head, a voice informs about the health ...
The robot simulator riding. I'm not sure how effective it is in comparison with live horse, but looks both fun and impressive.
Robotic androids can safely allocate a separate class, despite the fact that their purpose can be very different, ranging from scientific research to entertainment features.
Android robot must appearance, manner of movement and taking subjects like human. Here are some samples and start with android girl named HRP-4C of AIST research group. She has an advanced facial expression, he can dance and sing.
Here's a video with one of her performances.
In fact, in the video is clearly seen the weak point of all modern androids, namely the feet and gait. With all the advanced plastic arms, robots until they are able to quickly and briskly move.
Other androids presented at the exhibition - a HRP-2 and HRP-4 from Kawada Group. The first robot of this series was released back in 1997. Robots are able to walk, perform gymnastic movements, self-rising from a lying position, track a given target.
Video demonstration of the basic features of HRP-4.
RoboThespian robot project clearly puzzled why people decided to dine directly at the counter of the exhibition stand, in front of the entire audience. After all the work on the audience - this is his occupation, in so far as it is a robot actor. Facial expressions, hand movements developed, delivered voice - all this distinguishes his other colleagues.
Merry video dedicated to this Funny android.
Here kitty Kokoro I-Fairy - no longer applies to Android, because it is not able to walk. This robot narrator. But she always sits on the music system, is able to recognize faces, speech and speak in different voices.
By the way, all the androids have a control panel by which a person may at any time to take it over. Boards also have all the industrial robots. On all consoles have a big red button emergency stop, it is the one that had so long sought Uri in "The Adventures of Electronics" movie.
Nikoto - robot, recently developed by the Japan Institute of Technology.
In general, many universities have presented a lot of their students' development. It is the student, rather than by scientific groups, that is, these robots are made by hand in the classroom out of scrap parts.
All variety is very similar to the page magazine "Model Construction" issues commercials 70s. Electronic filling them, of course, totally modern and, most likely, the standard, and different from each groomsman they ways of movement and, of course, appearance. Below a dozen photos while driving, crawling and walking living arrangements.
Another student development - a prototype of the future exoskeletons to increase the capacity of the organism and improving the quality of life for the disabled. In fact, this muscle enhancers.
For example, I hold 50 kilograms of rice and do not feel tired and heavy weight because worn exoskeleton supports the arms, back, and does not allow them to descend and bend under the weight of the load. In general, this model allows you to wear on your hands and 150 kilograms.
Production models of these systems can help today as in weight lifting and senile weakness of the arms and legs. The system, try tracing the folding legs, begin to help it to do so "leading" Of course, preventing sudden failure under the weight of the body.
Robots observers, rescuers and researchers do not have to have the intelligence or work about the program as androids. They are required to completely different, namely the ability to move around the different areas, for example, among the wreckage, climb the stairs and see around you. Some of them are designed to move under water.
Some companies, if they want to successfully sell their products in Russia, you need to immediately think about changing the name. This company does not produce their robots, but deals with modifications and completions of various other models for unusual applications. For example, by Hiro Kawada became a bartender, and Nao from the French company Aldebaran Robotics has learned to swing on the swings.
Generally, Nao - a very interesting and promising platform in the classroom everyday and educational robots. Open source, high mobility of the base model, which was originally built in system of object recognition, sound system and rather big sizes promise her a great future in the competition. The only drawback inherent in almost all modern systems - unrealistic walking.
See the video presentation movie about Nao and you enjoy it.
The peculiarity of the next platform, called RoboBuilder that robot parts can be connected in different ways and have not only rights, but also a dog, a spider, a crane and a lot more. At the exhibition it was presented under another brand.
By the way, these little robots can also be taught to do amazing things. For example, the standard set for the assembly robot from Kondo, after assembly taught to ride a bicycle.
Video about how a robot Kondo KHR-3 rides a bicycle.
Therapeutic robots designed to interact with the elderly and children. Make sounds, move the legs and tails, respond to touch, and some are able to recognize faces and speech.
Videos about the social robot teddy bear.
In addition to the robots, the exhibition presents a variety of accessories for them, and programmable systems, such as three-dimensional printers that create objects made of plastic. The largest was the size of a refrigerator. The picture shows the appearance, the process of creating products and ready-made samples.
And finally, some photos of various manipulators, in simple words - robot arms.