CHARLI is an adult-size humanoid designed as a platform to study robot mobility and autonomy. It can walk, kick a ball, and change its posture to avoid falls if something (or someone) pushes on it.
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Did You Know?
CHARLI was modeled on the NS-5 robots from the film "I, Robot" and the industrial robots that appear in Bjork's 1999 "All Is Full of Love" video.
CHARLI's brother, SAFFIR, is training to be a robotic firefighter for the U.S. Navy.
The robot's full name is "Cognitive Humanoid Autonomous Robot with Learning Intelligence."
- Modular, lightweight design. Capable of reacting to external disturbances using an active stabilization strategy.
- 141 cm | 55.5 in
- 48 cm | 18.9 in
- 20 cm | 7.9 in
- 12.1 kg | 26.7 lb
- 1.4 km/h | 0.9 mph (walking)
- Camera, three-axis rate gyro, three-axis accelerometer, two microphones, encoders in each joint.
- 32 DC motors
- 14.8-V lithium-polymer battery for actuation and 11.1-V lithium-polymer battery for computing, 30 minutes of operation
- Single-board computer with 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU.
- Ubuntu Linux OS and custom operation and control program coded in C++ (LabVIEW version also implemented).
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 25 (Leg: 6 DoF x 2, Arm: 4 DoF x 2, Head: 2 DoF, Hand: 1 DoF x 2, Torso: 1 DoF)
- Aluminum alloy, titanium, carbon-fiber composites, and plastics.