Kondo has yet another humanoid biped robot to add to their product line called the Kondo KHR-1HV.
Oddly enough, the name has a lower version number than the previous version of the KHR series robot, the KHR-2HV. That aside, this new version sports 19 degrees of freedom, which enables the humanoid to rotate each leg independently at the hip. Additionally, each shoulder in the KHR-1HV are now equipped with KRS-4024SHV servos which are metal geared, and have greater range of rotation. Of course, all of these upgrades come with a cost; Estimated at 126,000 yen (about $1,091 US).
It looks like this robot has quite a bit more potential than the 2HV. I can just see it now… Kondo Martial Art Competitions!!
Thanks to our friends at Robot Dreams for finding this lead!
UPDATE: We are now carrying this Kondo 1HV!!