morph3 is a humanoid robot designed in conjunction with the Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project of the Japan Science and Technology Corporation in 2002 for performing AI (Artificial Intelligence) research. Originally done in virtual environments created in computers, AI research has since advanced to be implemented and tested in reality on vehicles such as the morph3. The humanoid controls its motion by coordinated distributed processing rather than with a single CPU. The structural design of the robot components, most notably its aluminum alloy components, integrates functionality and aesthetics in the finest manner. The robot has competed in Robocup 2002 and is continuing to evolve.
MATERIALS: Extra super duralumin, ABS resin / DIMENSIONS: 188x118x380mm / PROJECT STARTED: November 2001 / COMPLETED: June 2002 / ENGINEERING: Takayuki Furuta+fuRo / DESIGN: Shunji Yamanaka / FABRICATION: Nichinan Corp.
morph 3 was developed in the joint research of Leading Edge Design corp. and the Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project of the Japan Science and Technology Corporation. The development goes on at the Future Robotics Technology Center in the Chiba Institute of Technology (fuRo).