timothy from the bip-bip-bip-bork-bork-bip dept.
Denix writes "The HR-2 humanoid robot was constructed during a period of three months at Chalmers University in Sweden.
It has 22 degrees of freedom which enables it to easily move around imitating human motions. The robot is also equipped with stereovision giving it possibilities to perform hand-eye coordination. For that task an artificial neural network is evolved. Furthermore, the artificial brain is capable of tracking faces as well as recognising them. The HR-2 is also able to speak.
The website also contains a movie (35.5 MB) of the HR-2 in action."
One has to look out for engineers -- they begin with sewing machines
and end up with the atomic bomb.
-- Marcel Pagnol