Armar is a robot created to be a helper in industrial environments. Its humanoid form lets it use human tools like power drills and hammers. Earlier versions were home helpers that could clean tables and load the dishwasher.
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ARMAR stands for "Anthropomorphic Multi-Arm Robot."
In 2010, Armar met with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and handed her a rose.
Armar is capable of learning new skills by observing and imitating a person.
- Bimanual and mobile manipulation. Learning from human observation. Compliant control and physical human-robot collaboration. Natural-language dialog.
- 240 cm | 94.5 in
- 60 cm | 23.6 in
- 60 cm | 23.6 in
- 150 kg | 331 lb
- 3.6 km/h | 2.2 mph
- Two stereo vision systems (Roboception rc_visard 160 and two Point Grey Flea 3.0) and an RGB-D sensor. 6D force/torque sensors in the wrists. Sensors in every arm joint: absolute and incremental position sensors, torque sensor, 9-axis IMU. Two laser scanners in the mobile base.
- 16 brushless high-torque DC motors (RoboDrive) and harmonic drives. Highly integrated custom sensor-actor-controller units for the arms. Two motors in each hand.
- 48-V battery, 2 to 3 hours of operation, or 220-V external power supply.
- Four high-end PCs with 3.40 GHz Intel Core i7-6700 CPU, 32 GB RAM, 500GB SSD. One GPU GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB RAM.
- Ubuntu 14.04 OS. ArmarX (custom software).
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 27 (Head: 2 DoF; Arm: 8 DoF x 2; Hands: 2 DoF x 2; Torso: 1DoF; Mobile platform: 4 DoF)
- Aluminum and 3D-printed parts
- €100,000 to 200,000 (approximate)
The robot was developed within the Collaborative Research Center on Humanoid Robots, funded by the German Research Foundation. The research focuses on the design and implementation of versatile robots that are able to carry out tasks in human-centered environments, to learn from human observation and to interact with humans in a natural way. The first ARMAR robot (ARMAR-I) was built in 2000. ARMAR-II, ARMAR-IIIa, and ARMAR-IIIb were presented in 2004, 2006, and 2007, respectively. The projects were led by Professors Rudiger Dillmann and Tamim Asfour at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology. The next generation ARMAR-IV, a two-legged, 63 DOF torque-controlled humanoid, is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2012.