HRP-4 Robot Is Lean, Athletic

The HRP-4 humanoid robot is the latest from Kawada Industries and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).


(HRP-4 strikes an athletic pose)

HRP-4 has the lean build of an athlete; take a look at the following video and marvel at its quickness.


(HRP-4 robot video)

HRP-4 is five feet tall and has 34 joints; at just 86 pounds, it's just built for speed.

Compare HRP-4 with some of AIST's earlier models; for example, learn more about the HRP-4C robot woman.


(HRP-4C robotic woman video)

And who can forget the robo-cosplay of HRP-4C as Hatsune Miku?

Readers may also recall the HRP-3 Promet Mk-II robot, a hard-working blue collar robot.


(HRP-3 Promet Mk-II robot)

Via Pink Tentacle.

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