SA (mini update) - FT Robot
Takahashi-san, of Kyoto’s Robot Garage, is already famous worldwide as the creator of a series of high performance, and beautifully styled male robots including Chroino and Manoi. So what could he do to top that? Simple. How about a female robot that not only looks great, but also walks and moves just like a woman?
Takahashi’s latest creation has been dubbed “FT”, standing for female type, and no connection with the Financial Times out of the U.K.
What we do know is that the robot stands 35 centimeters tall, weighs about 800 grams, and has 23 degrees of freedom. The robots design incorporates the use of two separate gyrosensors. The robots basic structure is composed of advanced carbon fiber and plastic. On board power is supplied by a lithium polymer battery. (Robot-Dreams)
To counter the instability resulting from FT's slim-line figure, Robo Garage installed two sensors inside the robot that detect if it's starting to lean.
When activated, the sensors stop FT moving so that it can regain its balance.
Robo Garage got FT walking smoothly by extending its knees, and programmed it to walk and turn like a fashion model.
FT took 13 months to build and cost several million yen. (Mainichi)
It is very small by the way:
Update2!: Better video here!
Update: Video of walking can be found here!
You may also want to visit the creator's website for his other robots. Here are only a few samples below: