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Technology Factsheet

Google Schaft S-One

Category: Robotics > Other > Leg-based System
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Google’s Schaft humanoid robot scored 27 points and won first place in the 2013 DARPA challenge. It navigated an obstacle course which was made to simulate a disaster area, while carrying out a series of tasks.

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Industry:Defense/Homeland Security
Size:Very Large (>100kg/200lb, >120cm/48in)
TRL:Development (4-6)
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It stands 1.48 m (4.8 ft) tall, weighs in at 95 kg (209 lb). It’s based on the HRP-2 robot with hardware and software modifications, including more powerful actuator systems, a walking/stabilization system, and a capacitor that takes the place of a battery.

They designed powerful new actuators. In 2010, they reported the development of a compact water-cooled motor and a high-output driver module capable of producing both high speed and high torque without overheating, a common problem for motors in robotics.

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The vendor for this technology was listed as Schaft Inc, a company in Japan.

Schaft Inc was acquired by Google in December 2013.



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