After Robovie R2
in the desktop robot version 3 weeks ago, there's now Robovie R3
, a full-size version.
This humanoid robot
is human sized and is intended to support the elderly and handicapped.
Designed by ATR and VStone, this prototype moves at a speed of 2.5 km/h and its movements have already been tested in shopping malls in Japan.
Robovie R3 has 11 touch sensors, 2 video cameras for the eyes, 1 loudspeaker for the mouth and two microphones for the ears, as well as a laser detector for obstacles.
For now it's only intended for universities and research institutes.
It costs about 40,000 US dollars.