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ARM

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ARM is a two-armed robot designed to perform complex manipulation tasks. It was created for DARPA's Autonomous Robotic Manipulation program. Its official name is ARM, but you can call him Robbie.

Creator
DARPA and RE2
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2010
Type
Research, Military & Security
Creator
DARPA and RE2
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2010
Type
Research, Military & Security

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Specs

FEATURES
Bimanual manipulation, autonomous and teleoperation modes, designed with commercially available parts, simulation package.
HEIGHT
198 cm | 78 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
274 cm | 107.9 in
WEIGHT
204 kg | 449.7 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Stereo camera, high-resolution camera, LIDAR, stereo microphones, position sensors (in the joints), force-torque sensor (end-effector), and tactile sensors (fingers and palm).
ACTUATORS
Cable-driven Barrett WAM Arm and Barrett Hand.
POWER
Tethered
COMPUTING
PC/104 stack for on-board, low-level control of WAM. Sensor processing, path planning, and all high-level functionality performed off-board on dual quad-core Intel Xeon computer.
SOFTWARE
Linux on PC/104 and off-board computer. Robot Operating System (ROS) used as main software platform.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
26 (Neck: 4 DoF; Arm: 7 DoF x 2; Hand: 4 DoF x 2)
MATERIALS
Mostly aluminum for WAM arms and sensors; steel for torso and support structure.
COST
$500,000 (estimate)
STATUS
Inactive
HISTORY
Led by Dr. Gill Pratt, DARPA's Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program seeks to develop hardware and software to significantly advance robots' ability to manipulate and interact with the physical world. The ARM robot was built as a test bed for the research and development of algorithms to perform human-level tasks quickly and with minimal direction. In 2010, six institutions were selected for the first phase of the program, with each group receiving a one-armed robot to work with. In late 2011, DARPA evaluated each group's performance and subsequently initiated the program's second phase, where focus turns to complex bimanual manipulation scenarios. The program also includes an outreach component, whose aim is to show the robotics community and the public how the technologies developed might be used in the future and to get people excited about robotics and engineering in general.
WEBSITE
http://www.thearmrobot.com

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