Types of Robots

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Types of Robots

Learn about a variety of interesting types of robots that lead the way in the world of
robotics and artificial intelligence.

There’s the best in Japanese robots, humanoid robots, autonomous robots and
entertainment robots. Get information
on popular robots such as ASIMO, AIBO,
QRIO and more.

QRIO

Made by: Sony

Height: 61cm

Pronounced “curio” the name stands for “quest for curiosity” in Japanese.

Purpose:

To live with you, make life fun and make you happy.

What can it do?

Walk, talk, run, da
nce, recognize voices and faces, play ball games
and surf the web.

Features:



Foot sensors so it can play soccer.



Ankles with ball joints so it can walk on uneven surfaces.



Picks itself up after falling and even checks itself for damage.



Moves with quick, s
mooth movements. Check out this

video of QRIO dancing
.


HRP

Made by: Kawada Industries

Height: 1.5m

Weight: 58kg

Purpose:

To work in human environments and use human tools.

What can

it do?

Walk, get up from awkward positions, walk on uneven surfaces and
grasp objects.

Features:



It can walk, crouch and get up off the floor as swiftly and smoothly as a
human.



Capable of working alongside humans in a range of industrial and domestic
set
tings.



Said to be the strongest and most agile of humanoid robots.



ASIMO

Made by: Honda

Height: 1.2m

ASIMO stands for: Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, it also takes its name from
robotic visionary Isaac Asimov.

Purpose:

Began in 1986 as a study
into human movement and has since evolved
into a robot capable of a wide range of tasks.

What can it do?

It can walk, run, turn corners, recognize hand gestures, carry
objects, dance and climb up and down stairs.

Features:



May be the most advanced humanoid

robot in the world.



Can perform simple tasks, such as switching on a light switch.



PARO

Made by: The Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)

Length: 45cm


Weight: 2.7kg

Purpose:

Paro is a therapeutic toy designed to comfort those

in need like the elderly
and sick.

Features:



Responds to stroking/cuddling through special touch sensors beneath its fur
and on its whiskers.



Modeled on a baby harp seal.



Has voice recognition and authentic seal sounds.



PaPeRo

Made by: NEC

Height: 38cm

PaPeRo stands for:

Pa
rtner
-
type

Pe
rsonal

Ro
bot

Purpose:

To both entertain and assist around the house.

What can it do?

Recognizes speech, talks, moves, responds to users, controls
household devices.

Features:



Recognizes 650 phrases and 3000 words.



Can
wirelessly control your TV and surf the internet.



Designed to look cute so humans feel protective rather than threatened.



AIBO

Made by: Sony (Japan)


Height: 27cm

AIBO stands for: Artificial Intelligent Robot

AIBO features a variety of senses:



Touch
-

Feels human contact through sensors on head, back, chin & paws.



Hearing
-

Detects sound through a pair of stereo microphones, voice
recognition.



Sight
-

Color camera, distance sensors and facial recognition.



Balance
-

Keeps balance through acceleration
sensors.

Other features:



AIBO possesses 5 basic instincts: Love, Search, Movement, Recharge &
Sleep



Each AIBO begins life as a newborn puppy, over time it will develop its own
unique personality based upon how it is raised.



AIBO likes to dance & play with
his toys
-

An AIBOne and pink ball, he also
likes to perform tricks with them.



When AIBO is low on power he will seek out his energy station on his own.



AIBO can take photos on command or whenever he chooses to, these can be
sent via email or stored on his

memory card.



AIBO can look after you’re house when you are away, he can detect
movement and sound, taking a picture and notifying you via email.



As well as voice recognition, you can also communicate to AIBO using his
graphics cards, these are useful when

the surroundings are noisy.