The Robotics Division has a unique background and expertise in the fields of aeronautical, mechanical, control, and electrical engineering whilst diversifying cutting-edge technologies and knowledge accumulated in such fields into a wide variety of industries.
The humanoid robot has been developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), an independent administrative legal entity, which assumes responsibility for total specification design while Kawada focuses upon the handling of the robot hardware and the fabrication of the robots themselves.
|1999||Awarded a design-build contract by the University of Tokyo for the Humanoid Robot “H6”|
|2000||Development and completion of the Humanoid Robot “H7” and “isamu”
(Awarded Government-funded Humanoid robotic project contract)
|2001||Development of the Humanoid Robot “ HRP-2” Prototype|
|2002||Completion of the Humanoid Robot “HRP-2”
(Establishment of General Robotix, Inc. for the sales of humanoid control software)
Commencement of the Humanoid Robot “HRP-3” development
|2004||Completion and display of the Humanoid Robot “HRP-2” in the U.S.A.|
|2005||Development and completion of biped walking robot dinosaurs “T-Rex” and “Parasaurolophus” for EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN
Completion of the Humanoid Robot “HRP-3” Prototype
|2007||Completion of the Humanoid Robot “HRP-3”|
|2009||Completion of the Next-generation industrial robot “NEXTAGE”|
|2010||Completion of the Humanoid Robot “HRP-4”|