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The Register: Fujitsu Preps Linux-based Robot

Mar 31, 2003, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)


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"Fujitsu has launched a humanoid robot--based on a real-time version of the Linux operating system.

"The HOAP-2 is driven by an Intel Pentium III running at 700MHz. It is half a metre high and weights 7kg, and is scheduled to ship to Japanese consumers in July (Fujitsu will begin taking orders next month).

"We're not entirely sure what buyers will do with the thing, which lacks the aesthetic appeal of Sony's robot, also unveiled this week, the DR-4X. HOAP-2 looks like a cruder version of Honda's Asimo droid..."

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