"Octopus": Octopodiformes robot for parsing debris

Japanese engineers from Waseda University and the company developed Kikuchiseisakusho robot specifically designed for parsing debris in areas of natural disasters and man-made disasters. Robot with eight limbs aptly named « Octopus » (オ ク ト パ ス).

Massive "Octopus" height 1, 7 meters and weighing 700 kg is able to lift weights up to 200 kg. At rendering shows how one "hand", he pulls a massive concrete block.

Each "hand" can be equipped with specific equipment. Furthermore grippers, it could be, for example, laser cutting stone and concrete.

Movement mechanism operates two operators: too many buttons and levers must be pressed simultaneously. The developers promise to modify the control system for a single operator.

The main task of the robot - an analysis of the debris in areas contaminated by radiation that are too dangerous for humans. A typical example - the territory of the plant "Fukushima-1", which was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Scene of the accident has not yet been put in order, and there remains high radiation.

Thus, engineers have developed a robot for a specific task, it can be directly used in the case.

Source: geektimes.ru/post/247692/


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