TECHNOLOGY—Types Of Robots

  • Robot Facts
  • There are many kinds of robots.But I will be discussing about few here.

    But before,that,I hope you must have known what a robot is all about and its definition.But if not.below is a definition of a robot:

  • Def. Of Robot:A robot is a a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically,especially one programmable by a computer.
  • 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?
    robots
    Walk, talk, run, dance,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, smooth
    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 settings
  • 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.
  • ASIMO
    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.
  • PARO
    PaPeRo
    Made by: NEC
    Height: 38cm
    PaPeRo stands for: Partner- type Personal Robot

    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.
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