Development of human symbiotic robot: WENDY

Toshio Morita, Hiroyasu Iwata, Shigeki Sugano

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An objective of this study is to find out design requirements for developing human symbiotic robots, which share working space with human, and have the ability of carrying out physical, informational, and psychological interaction. This paper mainly describes design strategies of the human symbiotic robots, through the development of a test model of the robots, WENDY (Waseda ENgineering Designed sYmbiont). In order to develop WENDY, mobility and dexterity of a humanoid robot Hadaly-2, which was developed in 1997, are improved on. The performances of WENDY are evaluated by experiments of object transport and egg breaking, which requires high revel integration of whole body system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3183-3188
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA99 - Detroit, MI, USA
Duration: 1999 May 101999 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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