DRC-Hubo+ is a versatile humanoid that won first place at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in 2015. The robot can use tools, open doors, and even drive a vehicle. But its best trick is transforming itself from a walking biped to a wheeled machine.
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Did You Know?
DRC-Hubo+ participated in the torch relay of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the first non-human to ever do so.
By winning first place at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Team KAIST took home a $2 million grand prize.
The robot can stand on two legs to walk and reach higher objects, or kneel down to move around on wheels.
The HUBO series of robots include KHR1, KHR2, Hubo1, Albert Hubo, Hubo2, DRC-Hubo-1, and DRC-Hubo+.
- Transforms between a walking biped (to climb stairs or walk over debris) or a wheeled machine (for flat surfaces). Able to grasp and manipulate objects like power tools and door knobs. Can be teleoperated for use in hazardous environments. Equipped with an air-cooling system.
- 170 cm | 5.8 in
- N/A cm | N/A in
- 59 cm | 23 in
- 80 kg | 176 lb
- 1.5 km/h | 0.9 mph
- Rainbow Robotics force/torque sensors at the end of each limb. ADIS-16480 inertial measurement unit (IMU). KVH-1750 fiber-optic gyro. Two optical flow sensors on shins. Camera and Hokuyo 2D lidar.
- Maxon EC-Powermax 30 and Maxon RE-Max 29
- Two lithium-on batteries, 4 hours of operation
- Intel NUC PC for head sensing and for motion
- Linux OS and PODO (a customized motion control framework developed at KAIST)
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 32 (Head: 1 DoF; Arm and Hand: 8 DoF x 2; Leg and Wheel: 7 DoF x 2; Waist: 1 DoF)