NEURA Robotics 4NE-1

A humanoid cognitive robot by Neura Robotics to support and perform any human tasks.

Specifications

Height170 cm
Weight60 kg
Carrying Capacity20 kg
HeadInteractive screen
Interaction Voice and gesture control
Force-torque sensors Sensitivity: 0.1 N
Repeatability: ± 0.01 mm
TechnologyTouchless Safe Human Detection technology

Overview

Problem/Solution

The last decade has seen collaborative robots assist workers in performing repetitive tasks. Despite their value, most cobots today lack human-like consciousness that can allow them to interact in the workspace safely. With cognitive robots, they can now perform a wide array of applications while perceiving their environment and promoting independent reactions. They perform the most delicate tasks while developing predictive action from what they perceive in the workspace. They can precisely coordinate every movement to work with humans safely, literally hand-in-hand. Cognitive robots grant what robots previously lacked, the ability to move freely in a workspace designed for humans.

There is no better blueprint for creating robots than humans. Human anatomy allows us to do all sorts of tasks, like our arms for handling objects and legs for surmounting obstacles. As the ergonomics of the world progress to fit the human anatomy, alterations should be done to robots that will allow them to make sense of and adapt to the physical world. 4NE-1 is designed to be a humanoid robot to adapt to the human world.

Robot designs should have multi-purpose functions that can do any imaginable task or activity in the physical world, like how a smartphone serves as a calculator, teller, credit card, game console, and many more. The cognitive 4NE-1 relieves humans of dangerous tasks and boring repetitive chores. They can likewise serve as support in all industries for purposes like research, education, household, healthcare, commerce, and retail.

Design

Robot appearance is critical for its acceptance in society. This form then grants humanoid functions. Bipedal humanoid proves to be the most practical form as humans recognize this form. A robust robot built with proven Neura technology, 4NE-1 has a humanoid form equipped with cognitive abilities.

Standing at 170 cm and weighing 60 kg, 4NE-2 can carry weights up to 20 kg. Built with proven Neura hardware, 4NE-1 can do all kinds of movement, like walking forward and backward, turning, and bending. It can also traverse terrains and stairs while balancing the things in its hands. The robot also has a head that displays information, which can also be used for human interaction as it can be customized depending on the user.

NEURA Artificial Intelligence API

4NE-1 can recognize human voices, languages, tones, and emotions. It relies on basic interaction, such as gesture and voice, using 3D cameras and 3D voice recognition. Intuitive and multi-modal interaction between robots and humans becomes possible using the NEURA AI API. It uses the hands and fingers for gestures and allows for voice commands in different languages. The fully integrated AI cycle furthers the robot’s cognitive capabilities involving arbitrary object recognition and tracking.

As continuous research plays a vital role in advancing cognitive robots, such as the 4NE-1, NEURA Robotics collaborates with research institutions on top of their leading experts in the AI field. These research results provide necessary developments, making robots more useful for practical applications.

Sensors

Mimicking humans requires robot designs that can handle all sorts of objects while performing tasks with utmost accuracy. Current robots fall short in terms of physical interaction with the environment. But with 4NE-1, the robot detects the ground and balances accordingly, as it has sensors for full torque feedback among moving joints. The sensors have a sensitivity of 0.1 N and repeatability of up to ± 0.01 mm, enabling 4NE-1 to move smoothly and quickly—and most crucially, safely.

Touchless Safe Human Detection

In terms of human-robot interaction, the Touchless Safe Human Detection technology detects people and moving objects despite being obstructed by materials like clothing. 4NE-1 foresees improvement over time using AI. It permits the robot to assess a situation and react accordingly, for instance, using calculations to identify an alternative path in case of obstacles. This true collaboration between robots and humans can extend not only in working industries but also in any aspect of life.

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References

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Neura Robotics

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