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Illustrated Reference Book of Quadruped Robots

last updated on 30th May 1997


This robot is called Premium, the mantis. We made this robot when we were juniors (third grade). The theme of this robot is "to play with children". So this robot is able to play in several ways. He has 16 D.O.F. and tactile sensors on his head, and an ultra sonic sensor on his face.
There are 3 modes to play: The mode that we can control the robot, using lever and bottuns, the mode playing the game "Acchi muite hoi!!"(which is the Japanese traditional game), and the mode which the robot moves autonomously with sensors. And also, he has lots of charming motions, which make us fun!

Playing with children in May Festival of our university.

Masayuki Inaba
Introduction of Remote-Brained Robots for Undergraduate Student Seminars
Proc. of JSME Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMEC '95), pp612-615, 1995

Yukiko Hoshino, Yukiharu Tamiya,Takashi Hirano, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, and Masayuki Inaba
Development of Mantislike Robot for Playing Children
Proc. 13th Annual Conference of Robotics Society of Japan, pp1147-1148, 1995

Masayuki INABA
Play Field for Robot Evolution
Proc. of the 1st Conference on JSME Robotics and Mechatronics Symposia, pp. 162 - 163, 1996.

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