Tomotaka Takahashi has developed a robot that jumps!

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Tomotaka Takahashi has developed a robot that jumps!

Post by Robotbling » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:40 pm

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Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:40 pm

Tomotaka Takahashi of ROBO-GARAGE - the same guy who created Chroino, FT, and Evolta - has just unveiled his latest creation, ROPID.

ROPID (a combination of ROBOT and RAPID) can jump 8cm high, or roughly 1/4 of his total body height. The robot uses modified hobby servos. It also is equipped with a speech recognition chip and understands about 8 verbal commands.

More info and video: http://www.plasticpals.com/?p=16133
Tomotaka Takahashi of ROBO-GARAGE - the same guy who created Chroino, FT, and Evolta - has just unveiled his latest creation, ROPID.

ROPID (a combination of ROBOT and RAPID) can jump 8cm high, or roughly 1/4 of his total body height. The robot uses modified hobby servos. It also is equipped with a speech recognition chip and understands about 8 verbal commands.

More info and video: http://www.plasticpals.com/?p=16133
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Post by RobotServicesGroup » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:11 am

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Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:11 am

Unbelievable video clip! At about the one minute mark in the clip the robot spins around at least one and a half times (a 540 degree spin) in about 4 seconds using only 9 steps. When we tested the original KHR-1, it took twice as long to spin one third the distance (180 degrees). This is quite an advancement.
Unbelievable video clip! At about the one minute mark in the clip the robot spins around at least one and a half times (a 540 degree spin) in about 4 seconds using only 9 steps. When we tested the original KHR-1, it took twice as long to spin one third the distance (180 degrees). This is quite an advancement.
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Post by limor » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:22 pm

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Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:22 pm

thanks for the post! love the plasticpals site design!

the animation that Takahashi manages to get out of his humanoids is amazing. i'm not sure the jump is really a jump in the sense that the robot's head doesnt get much further up than the standing position but he bends the knees in sync so it looks the works.
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thanks for the post! love the plasticpals site design!

the animation that Takahashi manages to get out of his humanoids is amazing. i'm not sure the jump is really a jump in the sense that the robot's head doesnt get much further up than the standing position but he bends the knees in sync so it looks the works.
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