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Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« on: September 12, 2008, 09:17:19 AM »
Dear All,

Its my first post on SOR, the following videos show tour guide robot that we developed this year.
In the mean while, we also have some other robot project on process, we hope can share more in the future.

We apologize the upitor only speak Chinese, we will have English version Upitor introduction in the future.



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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 10:31:09 AM »
very nice

I am curious to know how much money and time you spent on developing this robot. Care to share?
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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 11:04:31 AM »
very nice

I am curious to know how much money and time you spent on developing this robot. Care to share?

Its our 2nd generation robot, so we spend around 1.5 year to finish the 1st gen robot, and then we spend around 6 months to finish the 2nd gen robot.

About the cost, it will depend on what the manufacturing method we choose.

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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 02:08:15 PM »
I meant how much money did it end up costing you guys just developing the robot?
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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 03:48:59 PM »
The first link doesn't work. ;D

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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 06:09:14 PM »
The first link doesn't work. ;D

The video on the first link was already removed.
I just updated my post on the top of this thread.


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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 11:25:30 AM »
Do you plan on giving it grippers or hands at the end of the arms? Currently it looks like youve spent a lot of money developing moving arms but terminated them in big blobs of plastic so they can serve no functional use.

 They look good though and are probably used as an aid in communicating. It would be good to see tour guides like these in use on the streets and in big department stores/ hospitals etc...

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Re: Upitor - New tour guide and reception robot from Taiwan
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 10:07:17 AM »
Do you plan on giving it grippers or hands at the end of the arms? Currently it looks like youve spent a lot of money developing moving arms but terminated them in big blobs of plastic so they can serve no functional use.

 They look good though and are probably used as an aid in communicating. It would be good to see tour guides like these in use on the streets and in big department stores/ hospitals etc...

Thanks for the comments, in actually we are working for the next generation general purpose robot that can be used in tour guide, home assistant and etc.
The hands will be added in next gen robot.

Currently, Upitor is aimed at the communicating in public service, like libaray, hostpital and exhibition. We will let this robot move into production and cost down to around US$9999.

 


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