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Doosan showcases collaborative robot for camera work

Doosan Robotics, a manufacturer of collaborative robots, has showcased a new robot designed for camera work in television studios. (See video below.)

The company demonstrated the system – which it has called NINA, short for “New Inspiration, New Angle” – at the recent Consumer Electronics Show.

NINA is Doosan’s first entry into the entertainment industry marketplace and its first public appearance of the CES 2022 Innovation Award winning product prior to its global launch in 2022.

Designed with prosumer content creators and mid-level enterprises in mind, the innovative camera robot system defines the next generation of motion control through its proprietary user-friendly software, empowering anyone to adopt professional cinematography skills and create production quality content at the highest levels.

The NINA system automatically senses an object and calculates distance, allowing smooth and consistent robotic-assisted filming.

Users will be able to pre-test angles by running simulations before actual filming to conserve time and save production costs.

In addition, Doosan plans to create an open-platform for users to exchange presets of camera movements to diversify filming results and allow beginners to incorporate difficult-to-film angles at a click of a button.

NINA will also arrive with award-winning hardware, including 360-degree rotation to create uniqueness in cinematic works and ergonomically compact design, ensuring performance on par with industry robots with a payload of 25 kg.

The robot’s safety and emergency stop functions provide collision sensitivity powered by six-torque sensors and were validated with the highest safety scores.

Further unique features include a joypad and hand teaching, motion import and export, pre-simulation, 720-degree rotation, and hanging/moving capacity at the lightest weight.

William (Junghoon) Ryu, CEO at Doosan Robotics, says: “We highly anticipate the upcoming March release for our NINA camera robot system.

“NINA brings in a whole new era for Doosan as we expand our offerings into the entertainment and content genre.

“Our goal has been to deliver something accessible yet innovative for professional content creators across entertainment, advertising, social media, and other relevant industries, and we’re confident NINA will deliver in big ways across the board.”

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