|The Robot With A Human For A Head|
|Written by Harry Fairhead|
|Sunday, 17 December 2017|
I have to admit that I just want more people to see this video. There isn't too much to add to it. This robot isn't particularly advanced but it is an interesting and impressive configuration.
Take a humanoid robot and put an armchair where its head should be and then let a human sit in the chair. Just watch:
Now here is the question - great fun yes but what is it for?
The "driver" is too exposed in the chair for it to be used for anything dangerous, including warfare or rescue missions. And I can hardly imagine it being used for carrying people around their own homes or in residential care. Nor would it substitute for sitting astride an elephant - at least not in any ceremonial duties.
The robot is the creation of KAIST HuboLab & Rainbow-Robotics (http://rainbow-robotics.com) and that's all the information that is available. I think with a little tweaking of the software the robot could be given a gait that kept the chair stabilized - at the moment I think motion sickness might be a problem. It would also be interesting to see how it handles rough surfaces.
And the hands - what can you say other than they are like something from a Japanese SciFi movie monster:
I don't care that I can't think of a use for it - I still want one.
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