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Humanoid robot goes to work on Linux [ZDNet]

Mar 24, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reports of a Linux-powered humanoid robot from Japan that could be deployed successfully in the workplace . . .

” . . . The robot, called HRP-2P (which stands for Humanoid Robotics Project-2 Prototype) runs on a real-time version of the Linux operating system, called ART-Linux. ART-Linux is based on the well-known RT-Linux, which is designed for robotic applications, as well as data acquisition and systems control functions . . . “

” . . . Kawada says it designed the robot to be functional and to carry out work, not simply to be entertaining. Owners of the HRP-2P will be able to edit its code to modify behaviour for various tasks, said the company . . . “

“To see images of the HRP-2P robot, click here.”

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