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Roboy

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Roboy is a humanoid robot designed as a platform for robotics research, in particular humanlike musculoskeletal actuation. It's open source, and its body is 3D-printed and easy to reproduce.

Creator
University of Zurich's AI Lab
Country
Switzerland πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­
Year
2013
Type
Humanoid, Research
Creator
University of Zurich's AI Lab
Country
Switzerland πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­
Year
2013
Type
Humanoid, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Open hardware and software. Human-like muscle and tendon structures. Able to understand speech and detect faces.
HEIGHT
142 cm | 56 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | in
WIDTH
50.7 cm | 20 in
WEIGHT
N/A kg | lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | mph

SENSORS
Two cameras and one microphone in the head. Force/tension sensors in most of the 48 motors.
ACTUATORS
48 brushless DC motors
POWER
Standard power supply or batteries.
COMPUTING
Intel-based main computer (on-board mini PC or external PC); 48 ARM-based controller boards for motors.
SOFTWARE
Ubuntu OS, Festival, OpenCV, MPlayer, and custom software in C++.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
28 (Head: 3 DoF; Spine and chest: 3 DoF; Arm: 6 DoF x 2; Hand: 1 DoF x 2; Hip and leg: 4 DoF x 2)
MATERIALS
3D-printed parts for most of the body.
COST
$500,000 (total project costs; $120,000 estimated to reproduce robot)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.roboy.org