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Dreamer

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Dreamer is a research robot developed to be social and work closely with people. It uses compliant actuators, and its head is expressive but deliberately cartoonish to make it easier to interact with.

Creator
UT Austin and Meka Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Humanoids, Research
Creator
UT Austin and Meka Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2012
Type
Humanoids, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Capable of performing whole-body compliant control. Equipped with series elastic actuators to absorb shocks and provide safe operation.
HEIGHT
172.7 cm | 68 in
LENGTH
81.3 cm | 32 in
WIDTH
81.28 cm | 32 in
WEIGHT
90.7 kg | 200 lb
SPEED
5.4 km/h | 3.4 mph

SENSORS
Camera, joint position and torque sensors, force sensors (in the wrists and fingers), inertial measurement unit.
ACTUATORS
Series elastic actuators (in the arms), brushless DC motors (torso, head, and base), omnidirectional wheels.
POWER
Lead-acid batteries, 15 to 45 minutes of operation
COMPUTING
Intel Core i5 computer
SOFTWARE
Ubuntu Linux OS and RTAI with Whole-Body Control Framework v1.1, Meka M3 server for communications, and skills programmed using YAML directives.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
31
MATERIALS
N/A
COST
$400,000
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.me.utexas.edu/~hcrl/

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