NEW YORK, USA (AVING) -- <Visual News> A network-based humanoid robot 'Mahru 2' developed through a joint venture between Dr. Bum-Jae You in Intelligent Robotics Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Dr. Kyung Shik Roh in Mechatronics Center, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Mahru 2, the upgraded model of Mahru 1, is capable of voice, face, obstacle, and moving object recognition and features vision-based manipulation and distributed intelligence controlled by an external server. It bows down and greets and dances, keeping a good balance while making its upper body or fluent whole body movements. It can walk forward, backward and sideways and turn to the left or right and follow around a moving object. Its fastest walking speed is 1.0 km/h.
According to Dr. You, his research team will aim at the development of humanoids that learn its tasks themselves and share them through the network by the year 2009.
What’s a network-based humanoid?
It’s a humanoid that is connected to an external server through the network. It sends images or voice data to the external server and the external server analyses and processes date and sends back commands, e.g., how to behave or respond to a situation.