We are developing a giant humanoid robot with a built cockpit.

Development of 4 Meter (13-foot) Humanoid Robot

In 2010, we started a project to develop a 13-foot humanoid robot with a built cockpit like a Japanese robot anime "GUNDAM". It is a challenging goals to develop such a huge biped walking robot in the real world. The giant robot will be the largest humanoid robot in the world. The pilot opens the hatch of the robot body and rides into the cockpit. The pilot operates the robot using the joystick and the master-slave controller. The pilot moves the joint of the master doll. Then the slave robot does the same motion.
We are looking for sponsors and supporters for our project.
The latest news of this project is at the facebook "4M robot project" page.

Development Progress of the Giant Humanoid Robot

In 2002, we started a project to develop a humanoid robot (HAJIME ROBOT 1). We developed one meter (3-foot) humanoid robot (HAJIME ROBOT 25) in 2007, and two meter (7-foot) humanoid robot (HAJIME ROBOT 33) which is the tallest humanoid robot in the world in 2009.
Now we develop a four meter (13-foot) humanoid robot with a built cockpit. Such a humanoid robot with a built cockpit is called "Mobile Suits" in robot anime "GUNDAM".

Here are images with the development progress of 4 meter (13-foot) humanoid robot project below.

External link : Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia) "GUNDAM"


Development Meeting

Development Meeting

3D image of the 4m robot

3D image of the 4 meter robot

Structural analysis simulation of the leg joint

Structural analysis simulation of the leg joint

Machining and assembling of the leg joints (Yosinori Industry, Ltd.)

Machining and assembling of the leg joints (Yosinori Industry, Ltd.)

Motor load test (Yosinori Industry, Ltd.)

Motor load test (Yosinori Industry, Ltd.)

Actuator unit in the leg joint

Actuator unit in the leg joint

Actuator unit load test (Miki Seisakusyo Co, Ltd.)

Actuator unit load test (Miki Seisakusyo Co, Ltd.)

Laser-cut robot frames (Nishizaki Co, Ltd.)

Laser-cut robot frames (Nishizaki Co, Ltd.)

Sheet-metal working of the hip frame (Nishizaki Co, Ltd.)

Sheet-metal working of the hip frame (Nishizaki Co, Ltd.)

Hip frame

Hip frame

Bonding of the frame parts

Bonding of the frame parts

One leg

One leg

Cockpit of the waist (Araki, Ltd.)

Cockpit of the waist (Araki, Ltd.)

Assembling the legs and waist

Assembling the legs and waist

Moving Cart for the Robot (Araki, Ltd.)

Moving Cart for the Robot (Araki, Ltd.)

Getting on the cockpit in the waist

Getting on the cockpit in the waist

Walking on board the robot

Walking on board the robot

Walking on the robot(with body)

Walking on the robot(with body)

Joystick for walking command

Joystick for walking command

Master-slave controller for the arms and the head

Master-slave controller for the arms and the head

Five fingers on the hand

Five fingers on the hand

Head(a camera and two lights)

Head(a camera and two lights)

Opening the hatch of the cockpit

Opening the hatch of the cockpit

Video


HAJIME ROBOT History



Actuator Unit for the Giant Humanoid Robot



Bending and Stretching Test of One Leg of the Giant Humanoid Robot



Assembly of the Giant Humanoid Robot



Boading and Walking of the Giant Humanoid Robot



Boading and Walking of the Giant Humanoid Robot (with the cockpit frame of the body)