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ZDNet: Fujitsu opens up Linux-based humanoid robot

Sep 18, 2001, 14:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Wearden)
"Fujitsu is poised to release technical details on Tuesday of a humanoid robot that can walk on its own two legs.

The company began selling the automaton, called Hoap-1, last week. The 48cm-tall robot is shaped like a humanoid, weighs 6kg and has been designed "for wide applications in research and development of robotic technologies", according to the Japanese manufacturer.

Engineers from Fujitsu Laboratories will disclose the internal architecture of Hoap-1 at a meeting of the Robotics Society of Japan, which will be held at Tokyo University. By revealing some of the secrets of the robot, the scientists hope to encourage users to write original programs for it."

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