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Wakamaru

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Wakamaru is a friendly helper robot that can carry on conversations with people, recognize faces, and shake hands. It's been used as a domestic assistant, office receptionist, event host, and sales rep.

Creator
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2003
Type
Research, Humanoids
Creator
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2003
Type
Research, Humanoids

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Specs

FEATURES
Capable of charging its battery automatically. Has autonomous and teleoperation modes.
HEIGHT
100 cm | 39.4 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WEIGHT
30 kg | 66.1 lb
SPEED
1 km/h | 0.6 mph

SENSORS
Two cameras, ultrasound and infrared obstacle detection sensors.
ACTUATORS
DC servomotors
POWER
Lithium-ion battery, 2 hours of operation
COMPUTING
Multiple CPUs
SOFTWARE
Linux OS. Custom software.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
13 (Head: 3 DoF; Arm: 4 DoF x 2; Mobile base: 2 DoF)
MATERIALS
Hard plastic exterior; metal and plastic skeleton.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/products/detail/wakamaru.html