Bruno is a small soccer-playing robot that can run, kick, and pass. Since 2008, it has been helping the Darmstadt Dribblers become one of the deadliest teams in the RoboCup soccer tournament.
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Did You Know?
Bruno has been introduced to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They remain friends.
Bruno is the first robot to have scored a goal with a fully autonomous heel kick in RoboCup competitions.
- Capable of running with a dynamic gait, standing up after falls, and faking shots.
- 58.5 cm | 23 in
- 15 cm | 5.9 in
- 28 cm | 11 in
- 3.3 kg | 7.3 lb
- 1.55 km/h | 1 mph (max)
- Camera, three gyroscopes, three-axis accelerometer.
- 18 Dynamixel RX-28 actuators and three RX-64 actuators.
- 2100-mAh lithium-polymer battery, 30 minutes of operation
- CompuLab fit-PC2 with Intel Atom 1.6 GHz and Renesas SuperH 7211 160 MHz microcontroller
- Voyage Linux OS with RT-Preempt real-time patch. Custom software developed in C++ and XABSL.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 21 (Leg: 6 DoF x 2; Arm: 3 DoF x 2; Waist: 1 DoF; Neck: 2 DoF)
- Mostly aluminum; some parts made with rapid-prototyping methods.
- €15,000 (estimated hardware cost; not for sale)