Kibo is a humanoid robot with an expressive, cartoonish face. It navigates on its own, understands spoken commands, and likes to give hugs with every one of its 43 degrees of freedom.
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To navigate, Kibo uses a special camera that looks for identifiable patterns on the ceiling above it.
The goal of the Kibo project is to create a platform that can naturally and effectively communicate with people.
- Capable of showing a variety of facial expressions and lip-syncing tunes. Able to recognize faces and objects.
- 120 cm | 47.2 in
- 300 cm | 118.1 in
- 48 cm | 18.9 in
- 42 kg | 92.6 lb
- 0.54 km/h | 0.3 mph
- Stereo cameras, ultrasonic sensors, six-axis force-torque sensors in the feet, three-axis inertial sensor, Microsoft Kinect, microphones.
- Faulhaber DC motors, harmonic drive, and belt pulley.
- Battery, 30 minutes of operation
- Intel Core2 embedded PC
- Linux OS with RTAI
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 44 (Head and Face: 17 DoF; Arms: 6 DoF x 2; Hands: 1 DoF x 2; Waist: 1 DoF; Legs: 6 DoF x 2)
- $270,000 (only for hardware; $9 million for R&D)