- 一般社団法人 日本ロボット学会
- 日本ロボット学会誌 (ISSN:02891824)
- vol.34, no.7, pp.458-467, 2016 (Released:2016-10-01)
This paper presents the development of high-speed and high-power humanoid robot research platform JAXON. Researchers have studied humanoid robots widely and people expect humanoid robots to help various tasks such as housework, entertainment, and disaster-relief. Therefore it is important to develop humanoid research platform available in various fields. We considered the following as design requirements necessary to utilize humanoids for various uses. 1) Robots have humanlike body proportion to work in infrastructure matched to human body structure. 2) Robots have the same degree of physical performance as humans. 3) Robots have energy sources such as batteries and act without tethers. 4) Robots walk with two legs or four limbs and continue to work without fatal damage in unexpected rollover. JAXON satisfied these requirements. Then we demonstrates the performance of JAXON through the experiment of getting out of a vehicle, stepping over walls, squatting with heavy barbels, walking with four limbs, and operating on batteries. Further more, we assesses the performance of the strong armor and the shock absorbing structure through a backward over-turning accident.