Video: two-legged robot builder HRP-5P independently mounted on the wall board
In January 2018, the German Aerospace Center has presented a robot Justin. As planned by the engineers in the future, he and his like droids will mankind a great help in the construction of homes on the surface of Mars. At the same time, technology developing robots that can help people right now. To one of them belongs HRP-5P from the Japanese company AIST. In the video he released without problems raises a board and nailed it to the frame of the room.
The design and the movements of the Japanese droid similar to Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics, knowing the basics of parkour. However, among them there is one big difference - HRP-5P is completely devoid of the outer shell, and all of its internal mechanisms are exposed. It appears that the absence of the metal cladding is not caused laziness engineers, and other causes.
First, the metal plates can prevent the sensors recognize the surrounding space. The entire structure is covered by the robot electronically, which helps him to see objects and obstacles, and then carefully lift the board and smoothly attaching them to the wall. Second, the outer housing greatly increases the weight of the structure, and without HRP-5P does not weigh more than 100 kg. Video is also noticeable that the robot to anything not connected, that is powered by its own battery. Refuse from the external power source again helped absence of a metal coating - easy mechanism consumes less power.
Japanese droid can do the interior decoration and minor repairs, but there are robots with greater challenges in the world. For example, in August 2018 in Singapore engineers have created a prototype of a mechanism for 3D-printing of huge buildings. It is noteworthy that even the developers do not deny the possibility of the use of 3D-printers like on Mars.
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