Honda introduced a robot for rescue operations

Honda presented a prototype of the robot E2-DR, designed for use in areas affected by natural disasters, reports.

The robot can climb the vertical ladder, squeeze through narrow passages with a width of 30 cm, walk along the pipes on the floor and along the collapsed structures.

The height of the E2-DR is 1.68 m. The robot weighs 85 kg. The device has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1000 Wh, allowing you to work for 90 minutes. E2-DR has 33 degrees of freedom. The robot can rotate the torso 180 degrees. To overcome difficult areas, he is able to move on all fours.

In the head of the robot there are two laser rangefinders Hokuyo, a monocular camera with an LED flash, a stereo camera with an infrared projector. In addition, the hands of the robot also have a camera and a three-axis sensor.

Honda E2-DR moves on two legs at a speed of 4 km / h, on all fours – 2 km / h.