HRP-2 is a popular research humanoid with a deliberately futuristic look. It can cooperate with humans in lifting heavy objects, walk on uneven surfaces, and even get up by itself if it falls over.
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HRP-2's exterior was created by Yutaka Izubuchi, a designer famous for his anime robots.
HRP-2 (also known as "Promet") is the second generation in the HRP series of robots, the result of a lasting collaboration between Kawada Industries, led by Tadahiro Kawada, and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), headed by Tamotsu Nomakuchi. HRP-2 was announced in 2002 and was followed by HRP-3 in 2006 and HRP-4 in 2010.