Archive for August 10th, 2007

Dancing Robot Copies Human Moves

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Using the HRP-2 Promet Humanoid, Japanese researchers, Shin’ichiro Nakaoka and fellow colleagues, have developed software that allows this 5ft (154cm) tall humanoid to imitate dance routines without falling on it’s [email protected]# via video motion capture technology.

dancing robot

The HRP-2 “watches” a routine, then accurately reproduces it just minutes later. More details about it can be found in the International Journal of Robotics Research (please don’t ask us where:) ).

Dr Nakaoka said: “The result that the robot stably imitated human dance motions including dynamic-style step while keeping the original motion rhythm is a novel achievement for biped humanoid robots.�

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Thanks to rep001 in the Robosavvy forums for the heads up:)