Ropid

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Ropid is a tiny robot designed and developed by Tomotaka Takahashi of Robo Garage at Kyoto University.[1] The name of the robot is a combination of Robot and Rapid.

Ropid is a carbon fiber and plastic android that weighs 3.5 pounds. The robot has four onboard gyro sensors and four accelerometers that allow it to operate.[2] This robot can respond to voice commands and has a mouth that moves when it speaks.

In addition to its communication features, the Ropid can walk, run, and jump faster than many other similarity constructed robots. [3] Ropid uses the "bent knees" method to balance, but appears lifelike because of the speed of its movements.[4] Ropid can jump up to three inches off the ground.[5]

Specification[edit]

Name   ROPID  
Height   38 cm  
DOF   30  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ropid Robot can run and jump on your command". CoolestGadgets.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Ropid the robot can walk, run, and hop". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Ropid". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  4. ^ "ROPID the adorable humanoid can jump 3-inches into the air, sweep you off your feet". AOL Tech. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  5. ^ "Ropid the robot can walk, run, and hop". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 

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