National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has announced that Kawada Industries, Inc. and AIST have jointly developed a platform for working humanoid robot: HRP-4 (below "HRP-4"). Kawada Industries developed the hardware of HRP-4 while AIST was in charge of control software development for the humanoid robot.
HRP-4 uses the high-density mounting technology which was developed for CybernetichHuman HRP-4C, and realizes flexibilities of 7 arm action levels and 34 levels of flexibilities in total with its height of 151 cm and weight of 39kg achieved. It's a slim and light weight body. HRP-4 has open interfaces to accommodate a number of software developed for national and international robotic systems. The successful development of HRP-4 is expected to accelerate next-generation robot system research and development in the robotics industry.
The following YouTube video demonstrates a part of HRP-4 functional movement.
Source: AIST's news release (Japanese)