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Kinect Helps Control This Humanoid Robot

Posted on November 23, 2011
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Speaking of Kinect hacks, here is one that have been getting noticed. Japan-based robot maker Yaskawa has developed a humanoid robot that can be remote-controlled using the Kinect interface.

The telepresence robot, named “SmartPal VII,” can be used to communicate with other people at a certain distance or even lend a hand in cleaning room by controlling its arms. It runs on wheels and is equipped with a gyro sensor, upgraded wrists and arms (from its previous version in 2007), a set of touch sensors, an intrared sensor on its head, and a stereo camera that can pan tilt.

“This robot resembles a person, so it has many degrees of freedom,” states Yaskawa. “We’ve given it technology that lets people utilize that freedom easily, just by moving their hands, while the robot itself considers how to move its hand, back, and trolley in optimal ways.”

Source: TechCrunch

 
 

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