You might think that most new robots are designed to head off into factories or other workplaces, but the fact is that many of them are made to be used in the lab, by robotics developers. That’s the case with EVE r3, although its successor may find use in applications such as home care for the elderly.
Manufactured by Norway’s Halodi Robotics, a preproduction model of the robot was on display recently in Montreal, at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
The self-balancing wheeled humanoid EVE r3 is capable of performing a variety of tasks with its two articulated arms, each one of which can lift 8 kg (17.6 lb) when held out straight. It stands 175 cm tall (5 feet, 9 inches), weighs 76 kg (168 lb) and rolls along on its two primary wheels at speeds of up to 22 km/h (13.5 mph). When it needs added stability for performing fine tasks, it leans back on its rear third wheel.