A global leader in advanced electronic components and solutions provider Murata today announced the launch of its latest innovative product – Murata cheerleader.
A global leader in advanced electronic components and solutions provider Murata today announced the launch of its latest innovative product – Murata cheerleader (Murata Cheerleaders). This is a group of small robots, by using the latest sensing, communication and advanced group control technology, to complete with perfect stability and synchronized dance moves.
Cycling previous robot “Murata urchin” (MURATA BOY) and riding a unicycle robot “Murata Wan Tong” (MURATA GIRL) different, Murata cheerleaders who help move the wheels are no longer used, but standing on the ball, and can to maintain balance when the ball moves. They can rapidly move in any direction while advanced through three upright gyro sensor, a gyro sensor which uses a reverse pendulum control, in order to detect the inclination angle of the robot. Similar gyro sensors often are used in digital cameras, car navigation systems. Recently, the technology is still prevent the car skidding electronic stability control systems (ESC) has been applied.
As a result of the real-time location measurement techniques, Murata cheerleaders also able to complete a variety of dance events of high precision requirements. Each robot is equipped with four cheerleaders are infrared sensors, five ultrasonic microphone, used to detect surrounding objects, even in a dark environment, it can be detected. The system also can be based on sound waves and light waves propagation time difference between the 16 square meters of space in the range, determine the relative position between each robot.
Kyoto University in Japan by Matsuno Laboratory (Matsuno Lab at Kyoto University) researchers have conducted cooperation, Murata has also developed an advanced group control technology to achieve 10 robots while performing it will not collide. The position of each robot to transmit information via a wireless network, and controlled by specially developed programs. Perhaps, someday in the future, the same technology will be applied among the vehicles and transport systems in order to achieve safer and more efficient driving.
“Murata cheerleader shows electronic technology to enrich our lives outstanding ability,” one of Mr. Murata, chief executive director of technology, Minister of Business Development Division a copy of the island woo (Yuichi Kojima, Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Murata’s Technology & Business Development Unit ) said, “We believe in the intelligence community, the wireless transmission of sensor data will be to achieve a high degree of integration between humans and objects of core infrastructure.”
“We developed Murata Electronics cheerleaders to showcase our technology.” One Mr. 吉川浩 (Koichi Yoshikawa, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications), senior manager of publicity chamber, said, “I hope to inspire young cheerleaders Murata innovation and creativity, as well as around the world People bring more laughter. “Mr. Yoshikawa have played an important role in the development of cheerleading Murata, Murata Murata urchin and Wan Tong and other products.
Murata Wan Tong (MURATA GIRL, left) and Murata urchin (MURATA BOY, right)
Murata Murata developed cheerleading is the fourth generation of robots, in 1991 developed the first generation of Murata urchin, urchin Murata introduced in 2005 is the second generation in 2008, Murata Wan Tong is the third generation. Murata cheerleaders in Tokyo CEATEC Japan 2014 (CEATEC 2014) on display at the Expo will be held in Tokyo on October 7 to 11.