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Monday, November 14, 2005

The Community Helper: EMIEW

Hitachi has developed a robot called EMIEW which stands for Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate and it will be presented at 2005 World Expo in Japan. Hitachi's website calls this robot a community helper and have presented some photos of its demonstration. These are its specifications: Height: 130cm Weight: approx. 70 kg Agility: max. acceleration: 4 m/s2 Speed: max speed: 6 km/h Collision avoidance: Moves body around obstacles Dialog: Interaction at 1 m (without microphone; simultaneously with facial recognition)Detects sound direction from 360 Arms: Arm: 6 degrees of freedom; hand: 1 degree of freedom For more photos and features, Click here.