Humanoid Assistive Robots
In China, humanoid robots now exist with the ability to nod, blink, and move their arms and legs. These motions are made possible by Maxon Motor drives. These humanoid robots seem straight out of a science fiction novel but create a unique interplay of art and technology.
These humanoid robots have been created by Xi’an Chaoren, combining a truly human appearance with the technology of a robot. Xi’an Chaoren wanted to create a humanoid robot that feels warm and lifelike, unlike many others. For this reason, they used silicone for the exterior of the robot to simulate human skin and real human hair for the robot’s hair and eyebrows.
Features of the Humanoid Robots
Perhaps the most astonishing feature of the robots is their ability to move. They can move their head in all directions, blink, look in different directions, as well as move their arms, wrists, legs, and feet; they can even wave or tap their foot. Each robot takes about six months to create and has its own unique movement characteristics.
Uses of the Robots
Currently, the robots have found applications in trade shows or exhibitions, explaining and presenting products to visitors. Their use, however, will not stop there. In the future, Xi’an Chaoren envisions these robots being able to be a nanny, service robot, or even nurse.
The use of Maxon Motor components makes the movement of the robots possible. Ultimately, Maxon Motor brushless motors were chosen for their small size and high efficiency. Through the use of various drive configurations, the robots can move their arms, take a bow, move its eyes, eyelids, and mouth. Ultimately, Maxon Motor drives will help the humanoid robot have human facial expressions, walk, and react when spoken to.