Emiew 3 is a friendly robot that rolls along at human speed to help people. It can assist lost tourists at airports, give workers a hand at the office, or greet customers at retail stores.
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Did You Know?
Emiew, pronounced "emu," stands for "Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate."
Emiew has two "brains": one internal, to control its basic functions, and an external cloud-based system, to help process data.
Multiple Emiew robots can work together by sharing data.
Emiew can filter human voices from background noise with an array of microphones in its head.
Hitachi started the Emiew project in in 2005. The company unveiled Emiew2 in 2007, and Emiew3 in 2016.
- Compact, lightweight design. Able to travel at the same speed as humans. Recognizes and responds to human voice. Connected to a cloud-based system for processing voice and images.
- 90 cm | 35.4 in
- 35 cm | 13.8 in
- 50 cm | 19.7 in
- 15 kg | 33 lb
- 6 km/h | 3.7 mph
- HD camera, laser range finder, 14-channel microphone array.
- 21 DC motors
- Lithium-iron-phosphate battery, 3 hours of operation
- On-board computer for control and network communication. External computer for navigation, voice recognition, image recognition, and object search.
- Custom control software
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 23 (Head: 3 DoF; Arm: 5 DoF x 2; Hand: 1 DoF x 2; Leg: 3 DoF x 2; Wheel: 2 DoF)
- Hard plastic and soft rubber exterior; metal and plastic interior frame.