Humanoid Robotics Projects 2
The HRP-2 has a new 3D vision system, named ?VVV? for Versatile Volumetric Vision, which replaced the more common single head mounted camera with four high precision color cameras. Not only does this improve the robots vision, it enables it see with greater accuracy and an expanded field of view.
Along with the VVV system enhancements, laser based distance measuring equipment was built into the robot?s head. This allows it to build a 2 dimensional map of its environment for comparison with the VVV system?s visual input, so it can easily avoid obstacles ? even when they have been moved.
The narrow design of the legs allows one leg to be put in front of the other - in theory; the HRP could walk on a narrow plank or through very narrow spaces. It uses two 1GHz onboard computers for control, and has three visual sensors.