Thursday, October 2, 2008
ARMAR The Domestic Robot Caught Washing Dishes
ARMAR seemed to be surprised when they took this picture while cleaning dishes using a dish washer of all things! This fabulous domestic robot was created by Dr. - Ing. Tamim Asfour at the Computer Science Dpt. of Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (Germany). He has much interest in creating humanoid robots that can perform human-like services to support people in their daily lives. Practically ARMAR would be an ancestor of a "NS-5" style domestic robot from which would introduce a very flexible and fully autonomous robot to every home. ARMAR currently moves on a wheel driven platform, upper torso with 4 degrees of freedom (DOF), two human sized arms with grippers and stereo visual system. We would be pleased to see further development of ARMAR and other robots from Dr. Asfour so one day we will all enjoy owning an "NS-5" domestic robot to give a helping hand.