Friday, March 09, 2012
Hitachi Office Robot Rolls 6 km/h
Japanese Hitachi has developed EMIEW2 as part of Hitachi's efforts to create a service robot with diverse communication functions that could safely coexist with humans while conducting necessary services. EMIEW2 was designed to a compact height of 80 cm and a portable weight of 14kg. Further, to enable harmonious interaction while working with people, EMIEW2 is able to travel at the same speed as humans as well as stop stably. The 2-wheel 6km/hr high speed feature developed for EMIEW1 is retained in a two 2-wheel mechanism, which enables agile 2-wheel movement, and a wheeled-leg type mechanism was developed to get over floor level differences in the office. Check out the video below for an office run demo.