Kokoro Company Ltd.
“Actroid” is a humanoid robot, which looks like a real woman. It is developed by KOKORO, a company of SANRIO Group. It is widely used at an information desk or hotel front.
One of the features of Actroid is that it is operated by an air cylinder system called Air Servo. Actroid can move its arms, change the direction of its body and neck and create various facial expressions by moving its eyelids and lips. All these movements are created by Air Servo.
V-Sido OS can be used for robots in which an air cylinder system, such as Air Servo, is used for the actuator, as well as electric Servo Motors.
One of the features of Air Servo is that heat won’t be trapped inside of the robot, which allows for stable, continuous use for hours. Taking advantage of this feature, Actroid is often used as a receptionist robot. For example, a remote-controlled robotic reception system can be constructed by combining a speech function, a tablet PC and camera with Actroid and controlling them by V-Sido OS.