Fujitsu Develops Service Robot that Offers Human Task Support in Offices and Commercial Establishments
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Frontech Limited announced their joint development of a service robot that can provide support for various services in offices, commercial facilities, and other public areas in which people work or spend leisure time. The newly developed robot features functions that enable it to provide such services as greeting and escorting guests onto elevators, operating the elevators, moving parcels using a cart, and security patrolling of buildings at night.
Key Specifications . . . . * Dimensions: 644 mm (width) x 566mm (depth) x 1300 mm (height) . . . . * Weight: 63 kg . . . . * Mobility of operable parts: Head: 2 degrees of freedom, Arms: 4 degrees of freedom, Hands: 1 degree of freedom, Wheels: 2 degrees of freedom . . . . * Speed: 3 km/hr . . . . * Sensors: 8 CMOS cameras, 2 ultrasonic sensors, 2 proximity sensors . . . . * User interface: 10.5" TFT touch panel monitor, 3 microphones, 1 speaker . . . . . * Expansion interfaces: Wireless LAN (802.11b equipped) . . . . * OS: Main CPU- WindowsXP ® embedded, DSP: DSP/BIOS . . . . * Battery type: Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH, in main unit) . . . . * Charging method: Non-contact self-charging (enables 24-hour continuous operation)