Don't you know what ASIMO and QRIO are? In few words: the
best humanoid robots. At least, this is my opinion.
is a Honda's humanoid robot conceived to function in an actual
human living environment in the near future. It is easy to
operate, has a convenient size and weight and can move freely
within the human living environment, all with a people-friendly
design. ASIMO (Advanded Step in Innovative MObility) is about
120 cm tall and this feature makes it easy to communicate
with. The introduction of intelligent, real-time, flexible-walking
technology allow ASIMO to walk continuously while changing
directions, and gave the robot even greater stability in response
to sudden movements.
ASIMO is not autonomous and can be made to walk straight,
walk backwards, walk sideways, walk diagonally, turn on the
spot or walk around a corner by using a portable controller.
Using a button on the controller unit, ASIMO can make registered
gestures such as shaking hands, waving both hands, waving
only one hand or bowing.
The other humanoid robot of which we are talking about is
robot, also known as Sony Dream Robot, not only walks on two
legs, it can also manage uneven surfaces, dance, recognize
people's faces and voices, use a wireless connection, carry
QRIO is able to walk on an uneven surface, or one whose slope
suddenly changes thanks to a new technology that uses a wide
range of sensors to detect changes in the walking surface
and respond accordingly. QRIO determines the condition of
the walking surface using four pressure sensors in the sole
of each foot to gather data on the amount of force being received
from the walking surface.
QRIO is also programmed to check its position after a fall,
turn itself face up, and recover from a variety of prone positions.
QRIO has an Autonomous Behaviour Control Architecture that
allows it to adapts its actions to its surrounding environment:
there is no need for a controller at all!
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