E2-DR: a robot that can operate in the most extreme conditions

I question the use of robotics to assist a person in emergency situations people have wondered for a long time. The problem is that such robots should be strong, agile and thus have a sufficiently high autonomy. One of these robots recently presented by Honda. Their humanoid robot called E2-DR and shows excellent results.

E2-DR: a robot that can operate in the most extreme conditions

The height of the robot is 168 cm, weight - 85 kg. He is able to walk on two or four legs, crawl through the pipes on the fragments, to bend, can open the door and even squeeze through narrow passages. In addition, E2-DR is able to fix their damage and to avoid further damage. All of the robot and control system elements are not interconnected by conventional electrical wires and fiber optic cables.

E2-DR: a robot that can operate in the most extreme conditions

Bot battery has a capacity of 1000 watts per hour, a charge which lasts for 90 minutes of continuous operation. The "brain" of the robot performs Intel Core-i7 and specially modified graphics processor that processes the information coming from the cameras. The robot is equipped with laser range finders brand Hokuyo, SR4000 pair of cameras monocular camera with a wide viewing angle and an infrared vision system with an external illumination system. Each of the triaxial manipulators robot is equipped with sensors and additional cameras.

E2-DR: a robot that can operate in the most extreme conditions

In addition, the robot's design prevented from entering into the moving parts of the dust and dirt, and a special cooling system does not allow the robot to overheat during operation.

E2-DR: a robot that can operate in the most extreme conditions