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Sunday, July 26, 2009

HRP-3 Promet Mk-II and HRP-4C: Japan's Newest Robot

It's undeniable that Japan is taking ahead in terms of technological advancements. So far, they are known for creating humanoid robots that can dance and walk like humans. Asimo of Honda tells it all.

But speaking of the latest, HRP-3 Promet Mk-II whose photo is at the left, is the most recent humanoid robot of Japan. It stands 5'4'' tall and has the abilty to walk on slippery surface. This robot is a water-proof robot meaning that he can even take a shower. It's really a human replication. HRP-3 Promet Mk-II cost 15 million Yen or roughly $120,000 USD.

Another humanoid robot is HRP-4C. She is a girlbot having her catwalk debut as a fashion model in Tokyo, Japan. She stands 5 feet tall taking like an average Japanese girl at an age around 19 to 29. Primarily, this android consists of 30 motors in her boy that enables her to walk and move like a human. Another eight facial motors for enabling her to have facial expressions like blinking, smiling, and even expressing emotions of anger and astonishments. HRP-4C was designed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and cost for about $200,000 USD.

As of now, we know that some time in the future we will be having robots that look like from the movie iRobot. It's not impossible for we have the technologies that can lead to an impressive creations. We might know that those robots will have an artificial intelligence and eventually help humans to do the work.