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Network Based Humanoid

  • Country: Korea
  • Manufacturer: KIST
  • Year: 2005
  • Height: 5ft (150cm)
  • Weight: 147lbs (67kg)
  • Degrees of Freedom: 35
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In 2005 the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) reviled the worlds first advanced remote-brained humanoid robot. This blue robot called Mahru processes sight and sound then sends its ?perceptions? to a central computer, which does the actual decision-making. This allows it to learn and interact with a computer that would be too heavy to carry. By using remote-brained technology Mahru can walk, talk, and understand speech.

Later that year KIST released a second version of the same robot, this time colored orange and with a woman?s voice, and named it Ahra. Apart from the gender difference these two robots are identical and operate using the same networked computer, so both robots know exactly what the other is thinking.

This approach is most likely related to Koreas decision to put "remote-brained" robots into post offices in 2005-2006.

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