FLASH is a research robot capable of displaying different emotional states. It's designed to explore how people respond to robotic companions that can talk, gesticulate, and make facial expressions.
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FLASH's head consists of three stacked discs and is capable of expressing a wide variety of emotions.
When surprised, the robot's eyeballs pop straight out of its head.
- Able to recognize objects and faces, and understand speech. Capable of displaying happiness, sadness, surprise, anger, weariness, and disgust.
- 125 cm | 49.2 in
- N/A cm | N/A in
- 70 cm | 27.6 in
- 40 kg | 88.2 lb
- 1.8 km/h | 1.1 mph
- Hokuyo URG laser range finder, Analog Devices inertial system, Microsoft Kinect, Logitech QuickCam Sphere camera.
- Maxon brushed DC motors
- 42-V 16-Ah lithium-polymer battery and 16.8-V 10-Ah lithium-polymer secondary battery, 2 hours of operation
- microATX board with Intel i7 quad-core CPU and Freescale PowerPC MPC555 CPU.
- Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7 OS with Gostai Urbi, FaTiMa, Player, Adept ARIA, OpenCV, SDL, Microsoft Speech API, Loquendo, PittPatt, and OpenNI.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 51 (Arms: 7 DoF x 2; Hand: 12 DoF x 2; Head: 11 DoF; Wheels: 2 DoF)
- Aluminum chassis, plastic parts printed in selective laser sintering and rapid-prototyping.