Saturday Afternoon Robot Chat (Photos)

darwin-op robot

I spent a great afternoon down in Kanagawa learning all about the DARwin-OP humanoid robot from Sugiura-san and Shibata-san. Sugiura, one of the top independent design engineers responsible for leading-edge wind turbine equipment, is most well known to robot fans as the creator of the Dynamizer series of ROBO-ONE championship robots.

Shibata, who recently joined the Sugiura Machine Design Office, is a ROBO-ONE humanoid robot designer in his own right as well as having managed the design of several Kondo KHR-series robot kits. Earlier this year he expanded his activities internationally by winning top honors at RoboGames 2011.

I'll post the details of our afternoon discussion, including a lot of their insights and experience with DARwin-OP, in the next day or two. In the meantime, here are some of the photos we took:

 

(Via Sugiura Machine Design Office.)

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3 comments

  1. Jim Norcal

    It’s engineers like this that will help make our future amazing, one little bot at a time.

    • The thank you very much for Mr. Jim Norcal and the reply . The engineer we in ends might certainly be one like the fly.
      Your REPLY sounded once in my chest like drinking Poem.

  2. Darwin-OP won the kids size qualifier of the RoboCup for the US. It’s a faster walking and more robust robot.

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