Squash and Stretch
The SARCOS Primus robot head has two independently controlled pan-tilt camera eyes, each with two cameras, a narrow angle and a wide angle camera, which mimic the foveated and peripheral vision of humans. The robot has an IMU in the head, two microphone ears, and three degree-of-freedom in the neck. The camera eyes achieve close to human speed and acceleration due to a special design that avoids any motor in the eyes. The robot is used to study oculomotor control, active vision, visual attention, and general active perception for motor control. The robot was funded with the help of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs and the Japanese Science and Technology Corporation.