Posted by: Margaret Rouse
degrees of freedom, Robotics
|Autonomous, intelligent robots are great, but when they look like classic Transformers characters they’re even better.|
The handiwork of Mellon University’s Tekkotsu lab, the Chiara Robot has six independent legs, a claw arm with six degrees of freedom, and a combination of webcam and IR rangefinder for spotting objects and obstacles. Even better, this is no simple lab project: the Chiara Robot will actually be manufactured and sold by RoPro Design.
I admit, Chiara is cool, but I don’t think it’s got the beat when it comes to looking like a classic Transformer character. The WR-07, created by Nakamura san at Himeji Soft Works, is a robot that morphs from car to humanoid and back.
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