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.
Introduction of Remote-Brained Robots for Undergraduate Student Seminars
Proc. of JSME Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMEC '95),
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,
Play Field for Robot Evolution
Proc. of the 1st Conference on JSME Robotics and Mechatronics Symposia,
pp. 162 - 163, 1996.
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