Friday, June 10, 2005

Wabian-2 Offer Impressive Flexibility

Wabian-2, developed by Waseda University, has the legs with 7 degrees of freedom allowing any change of leg direction not restricted by the postures of pelvis and legs. Integrating arms and a featureless head, the version on display at Aichi is a significant advancement over what was last on the group's website.

The group has also developed a variety of robots from a walking platform, a flautist, an emotion bot, and even an anatomically-accurate(vocally speaking) talking bot.