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.
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Did You Know?
A RoboThespian named Max Q answers space questions at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
RoboThespian's body is powered by both electric and pneumatic actuators.
- Equipped with text-to-speech engine and male and female voices. Programmable via graphical interface or API. Scripted and teleoperation modes.
- 175 cm | 68.9 in
- 30 cm | 11.8 in
- 41 cm | 16.1 in
- 33 kg | 72.8 lb
- N/A km/h | N/A mph
- Cameras and infrared depth sensors (for gesture and pose recognition).
- Festo pneumatic actuators and brushed DC motors.
- 24-V DC power supply and air compressor
- 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.
- Gentoo and Ubuntu Linux OS. Custom core software, OpenNI, and Python scripts.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- Aluminum alloy and plastics.
- $88,000 (standard model)