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Flobi

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Flobi is a robotic head that can express humanlike emotions without falling into the Uncanny Valley. It was designed to be deliberately simplistic and cartoonish to make humans more comfortable.

Creator
Bielefeld University
Country
Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
Year
2009
Type
Humanoids, Research
Creator
Bielefeld University
Country
Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
Year
2009
Type
Humanoids, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Modular design. Head elements fitted with magnets for easy configuration of different faces.
HEIGHT
28 cm | 11 in
LENGTH
19 cm | 7.5 in
WIDTH
22 cm | 8.7 in
WEIGHT
N/A kg | N/A lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Two Point Grey Dragonfly2 cameras, two miniature microphones, IMU-based vestibular system, motor temperature sensors.
ACTUATORS
18 Maxon and Faulhaber servomotors
POWER
220-V power supply
COMPUTING
N/A
SOFTWARE
Custom software
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
18 (Eyebrows: 2 DoF; Eyes: 3 DoF; Eyelids: 4 DoF; Lips: 6 DoF; Neck: 3 DoF)
MATERIALS
Plastic exterior; metal and plastic frame.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://aiweb.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/flobi-head