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Monday, June 25, 2007

New working humanoid: HRP-3 Promet Mark II

The new HRP-3 Promet Mark II is designed to work in tunnels, disaster zones and other dangerous environments such as nuclear power plants. Jointly developed by Kawada Industries, Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and others, HRP showed off its skills tightening bolts and screwing screws.

Rain- and dust-proof, the latest robot in the HRP series stands 160 cm tall and weighs 68 kg. HRP-3 has 42 degrees of freedom and has improved grasping ability. The robot can operate autonomously or by remote control. The price for the robot will be $80.000-150.000 when ready for the market in 2010.

(HRP - Humanoid Robotics Project).

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