Hi Guys and welcome, I am Philip English from Robophil.com and on this video we are doing an Interview with Catherine
Within the CEA Technological Research Division, the CEA LIST institute carries out research on intelligent digital systems. Its R&D programs, all with potentially major economic and social implications, focus on advanced manufacturing, robotics, virtual & augmented reality, non-destructive testing and vision , embedded systems and ambient intelligence.
Philip: Hi guys! Innorobo 2016. So can you introduce yourself and introduce your company.
Catherine: Okay. Hello! I am Catherine
Philip: Right! Okay!
Catherine: The prototype is really brand new.
Philip: It is brand new. Because this is it, I think we were in the Innorobo last year and we saw a bigger version of this and it had like a front piece here.
Catherine: HV3! Yes.
Philip: Right! And this is HV4?
Catherine: We called it slim. Simply slim.
Philip: Can you tell me a little bit more about like the actual weight this can carry, like how much does the robot weight?
Catherine: The weight it can carry, you mean?
Catherine: So I am not the designer, I think we planned for 30 kilograms.
Philip: 30 kilos?
Philip: I mean, I can see straight away, it's a lot, lot slimmer, the legs are smaller. Is it faster as well?
Catherine: Yes. Yes. I think so.
Philip: Okay. So we got the Hercule Slim and then behind that we've got something that looks quite powerful. Just to explain a little bit the actual company so this is
Catherine: No. We are a robotics laboratory inside the CEA which is a really big researching institute in France and we are in the technological division who has different branches for
Philip: So you work with robots that work more robots that work with humans, sort of thing
Catherine: Yes. Robots with humans. And a lot of devices are talk or force control
Philip: So going back to the one way behind me, can you tell me a little bit more about this robot?
Catherine: Yes. So Balance uses the same type of actuators with full force and talks control. In this exoskeleton the aim was to have a 4 degrees of freedom actuated pellets, that's why it is
Philip: So just to be clear, so both of these robots are from, they are made from different, so they look different but are they made by the same company?
Catherine: It's the same team we developed, they're two sides but in this one, we involved RB3D company in some part of the design and also in the back for instance so every company is involved in the design of this one, the back one, the other one is a more lab design.
Philip: Is is just the legs you guys are working on? or you are looking at arms as well now?
Catherine: Yes. We work also on arm exoskeleton for RB3D we have also developed some relatively simple arm to do load carrying with exoskeleton, you may have seen in the older version and we have also quite a good exoskeleton, in fact we start to work on exoskeleton, we start with arms more than 10 years ago, so the able exoskeleton is more of an interface we have a 7 degrees of freedom which is very good in terms of transparency you can move easily.
Philip: Okay. That sounds brilliant. So that's a brilliant overview, so I thank you very much for your time.
Catherine: Thank you!
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