Humanoid robot comes to life

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 in Recent News

Humanoid robot comes to life

Reuters logoPhoto By ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS      Wed, Feb 27, 2013

 

Meet Roboy, “one of the most advanced humanoid robots,” say researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich. Over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings (robots usually have their motors in their joints, giving them that “robot” break-dance look), so it will move almost as elegantly as a human. Roboy will be a “service robot,” meaning it will execute services independently for the convenience of human beings, as in the movie Robot & Frank.

Humannoid robot

Dominik Brumm  Checks the humanoid robot ROBOY

Dominik Brumm of the Artificial Lab of the University of Zuerich checks humanoid robot ROBOY during a media presentation in Zurich February 27, 2013. A project team, composed of scholars and industry representatives, has been working on ROBOY since June 2012. The team combines the latest discoveries from university research with the invaluable expertise of the industry sector to come up with the most state-of-the-art robotics technology.

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Here Are Some Photos:

Director Rolf Pfeifer looks at the humanoid robot ROBOY

Director Rolf Pfeifer looks at the humanoid robot ROBOY

 

Humannoid robot with the Photographers

Humanoid robot with the Photographers

 

Dominik Brumm and Serge Weydert (L)

Dominik Brumm and Serge Weydert (L)

 

Director Rolf Pfeifer shakes hands with the humanoid robot ROBOY

Director Rolf Pfeifer shakes hands with the humanoid robot ROBOY

 

Serge Weydert looks at a humanoid robot ROBOY

Serge Weydert looks at a humanoid robot ROBOY

A project team, composed of scholars and industry representatives, has been working on ROBOY since June 2012.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

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    2 Comments

  1. Hey! Do you mind if I use the photo of Roboy shaking hands with Rolf Pfeifer?

    Thanks,

    Dalmeet

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