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RoboThespian

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RoboThespian is a robotic actor, meaning he's an actor who is a robot, as opposed to a bad actor who is human. It speaks more than 30 languages, and you can find it on stages worldwide.

Creator
Engineered Arts
Country
United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Year
2011
Type
Humanoids, Entertainment
Creator
Engineered Arts
Country
United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Year
2011
Type
Humanoids, Entertainment

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Specs

FEATURES
Equipped with text-to-speech engine and male and female voices. Programmable via graphical interface or API. Scripted and teleoperation modes.
HEIGHT
175 cm | 68.9 in
LENGTH
30 cm | 11.8 in
WIDTH
41 cm | 16.1 in
WEIGHT
33 kg | 72.8 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Cameras and infrared depth sensors (for gesture and pose recognition).
ACTUATORS
Festo pneumatic actuators and brushed DC motors.
POWER
24-V DC power supply and air compressor
COMPUTING
Single board computer with Intel dual-core CPU, two Marvell Xscale PXA270 CPUs, and five Parallax Propeller P8X32A microcontrollers. External control unit: Intel Core i7 computer.
SOFTWARE
Gentoo and Ubuntu Linux OS. Custom core software, OpenNI, and Python scripts.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
26
MATERIALS
Aluminum alloy and plastics.
COST
$88,000 (standard model)
STATUS
Ongoing
WEBSITE
http://www.robothespian.co.uk