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    Meet Honda's E2-DR, a Rescue Humanoid Hero in Development

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    E2-DR is the latest prototype of a bipedal disaster relief robot that was unveiled by Honda R&D at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) in Vancouver, Canada.

    The robust and practical robot is 1.68 meters (5.5 feet) tall and weighs 85 kilograms (187 pounds). E2-DR can handle real disasters: it is dustproof, splashproof and able to operate between —10 and 40 °C. The machine with a 1000-Wh lithium-ion battery, which gives it a 90-minute operating time, is capable of passing through closed doors along corridors, moving in narrow spaces and upon scattered debris, using pipes, stairs and stepladders etc.

    The E2-DR also has a strong vision: on its head, there are two rotating laser rangefinders, a monocular camera with a synchronized LED flash, a SR4000 time of flight camera and a stereo camera combined with an infrared light projector. There are also cameras and a 3D sensor on each of the hands.

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