The Robotics Institute
RI | Seminar | May 17

Robotics Institute Seminar, May 17
Time and Place | Seminar Abstract | Speaker Biography | Speaker Appointments

Humanoid Robotics Project at the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Hiroshisa Hirukawa
Kenji Kaneko
Fumio Kanehiro

Time and Place
1305 Newell-Simon Hall
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm

Humanoid Robotics Project of AIST (HRP for short) has been run since 1998 for five years. Four copies of humanoid robot HRP-1, made by Honda & R&D, and new humanoid robot HRP-2, developed by Kawada Industries and AIST, are used as the platforms of the project as well as the software platform Open HRP, which stands for Open Architecture Humanoid Robotics Pladtform. Five kinds of applications have been investigated on the platforms, i.e. maintenance task of industrial plants, tele-driving of construction machines, security service at home and office, taking care of patients and cooperative works in the open air. This talk presents an overviews of HRP with the emphasis on the new humanoid robot HRP-2 and the software platform OpenHRP.

Speaker Biography
Hirohisa HIRUKAWA He received ph.D from Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, and joined Electrotechnical Laboratory in 1987. He visited Stanford University from 1994 to 1995. Currently, he is the scientific leader of Humanoid Robotics Group of AIST. His interests include robot motion planning, networked robotics and humanoid robotics.

Speaker Appointments
For appointments, please contact Takeo Kanade (

The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.