The HRP-3 Promet MK-II (Promet Mark II) was developed as a research and development of platform for the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) funded project of “The Development of a Humanoid Robot Working in an Actual Environment.”

The following new features were added to the previous model, the HRP-2 “Promet:”

  1. Dust and splash-proof functions for the joint axes and electric devices, such as the gear box unit and the drive unit.
  2. Multi-finger hands for realisation of more sophisticated hand coordination works.
  3. Improved cooling systems for the heat generated inside the robot body.
  4. Prolonged operation time (120 minutes compared to HRP-2’s 60 minutes).

With the successful incorporation of the above functions, it was successfully demonstrated that HRP-3 could be operated at adverse and harsh environments, such as construction sites.

As our next objectives, with the experience gained from the development of HRP-3, Kawada plans to further stabilize and lower the costs associated with the robot hardware. Moreover, Kawada strives to develop robots that are capable of effectively function within normal human environments to assist daily human activities.

Special Features

  • Height: 160cm, Weight: 68kg (including batteries),
  • Degrees of freedom (D.O.F.): 42 including 2 waist axes (Each arm: 7 D.O.F., each hand 6 D.O.F.)
  • The dust-proof and splash-proof functions keep the joint axes and the electric devices free from possible penetration by any contaminants and moisture from the outer environment. Specially developed cooling systems release the heat generated in combination with the dust and moisture inside the robot body, especially around the power source. These new advancements enable the HRP-3 “Promet MK-II” to operate within adverse and harsh environments.
  • The development of the smooth gait generation and slip detection technologies were realised for the low-friction surface walk, further upgrading of the mobile function. AIST-developed “generalized ZMP” technology allows for more sophisticated whole body movement.
  • The operational function was upgraded with more advanced autonomous/remote hybrid control system developed in conjunction with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Inc.

Movies

HRP-3 Promet MK-II 01

HRP-3 Promet MK-II 01

HRP-3 Promet MK-II 02

HRP-3 Promet MK-II 02

HRP-3 Promet MK-II 03

HRP-3 Promet MK-II 03

Specifications

Dimensions Height: 1,606mm, Width: 693mm, Depth: 410mm (chest)
Total mass 68kg (including batteries)
Gait performance Walking operation on a low friction surface: speed of walking on a surface with the coefficient of dynamic friction (μ) = 0.3 is 0~2km/h.
Operational time: Approximately 120min. (continuous walk)
Degree of freedom 42 axes
Joint Head 2 axes (pitch and yaw)
Arm 7 axes (shoulder: 3, elbow: 1, wrist: 3) x 2
Hand 6 axes x 2
Waist 2 axes (pitch and yaw)
Leg 6 axes x 2
Dust/splash-proof IP52 (IEC)
Vision sensor 3-lens stereo camera system for autonomous control
2-lens stereo camera for remote control
Scanning range finder
Control system Distributed control system
Network: CAN (Controller Area Network - 1 Mbps)
Price Not for sale/Not for trade