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.
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Roboy moves using artificial muscles and tendons much like those of humans.
From conception to the first prototype, the Roboy project took only nine months.
The project received no government research funds, is not owned by a company, and is completely open source.
- Open hardware and software. Human-like muscle and tendon structures. Able to understand speech and detect faces.
- 142 cm | 56 in
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- 50.7 cm | 20 in
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- N/A km/h | mph
- Two cameras and one microphone in the head. Force/tension sensors in most of the 48 motors.
- 48 brushless DC motors
- Standard power supply or batteries.
- Intel-based main computer (on-board mini PC or external PC); 48 ARM-based controller boards for motors.
- 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)
- 3D-printed parts for most of the body.
- $500,000 (total project costs; $120,000 estimated to reproduce robot)