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LinuxDevices.com: Meet Isamu, the humanoid robot

Jul 20, 2001, 13:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

Isamu is a robot that recognizes human faces and walks up and down stairs. His brain? Dual Pentiums running RTLinux. Rick Lehrbaum has the details.

"Isamu is a joint project of the University of Tokyo's Jouhou System Kougaku Laboratory (JSK Lab) and the Aircraft and Mechanical Systems Division of Kawada Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan). To date, the two organizations have teamed up to build two Isamu robots -- dubbed 'H6' and 'H7'."

"The purpose of the project is to develop test-beds for research into a wide range of applications for 'human interactive motion control technology'. For example, Kawada Industries intends to use Isamu as a platform to explore potential commercial applications in markets like construction systems, disaster relief, aids for the handicapped, rehabilitation and training devices, and amusement."

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