TALOS is an advanced humanoid designed to perform complex tasks in research and industrial settings. It uses torque control to move its limbs and can walk on uneven terrain, sense its environment, and operate power tools.
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TALOS is named after the giant automaton protecting the island of Crete in Greek mythology.
Team Olympus Mons, composed of engineers from PAL Robotics, ranked third in NASA's Space Robotics Challenge. Software developed for the competition was later applied to TALOS.
TALOS is fully ROS-based and its Unified Robot Description Format (URDF) model and controllers are open source and available for free at PAL's Github repository (https://github.com/pal-robotics).
European Union research project MEMMO is preparing the bipedal robot to work in aircraft manufacturing.
The first TALOS, named Pyrène, works at the Labratory for Analysis and Architecture Systems (LAAS-CNRS) in Toulouse, France.
- Torque sensors in all joints. Fully electrical. Capable of lifting 6-kilogram payloads per arm. Full EtherCAT communications. ROS-enabled. Dynamic walking, including on uneven ground and stairs. Can complete tasks such as drilling or screwing. Human-robot interaction skills.
- 175 cm | 69 in
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- 95 kg | 209 lb
- 3 km/h | 1.9 mph
- Torque sensor feedback in every joint. Inertial measurement unit (IMU). RGB-D camera. Expansion modules for new sensors.
- 32 high-torque brushless DC motors
- 1080-Wh lithium-ion battery, 1.5 hours of operation walking, 3 hours of operation on standby
- Two Intel Core i7 CPUs
- Ubuntu Linux OS, ROS LTS, OROCOS, Gazebo simulation and URDF model, Real-time ros_control loop at +1 kHz, MoveIt!
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 32 (Leg: 6 DoF x 2; Arm 7 DoF x 2; Gripper: 1 DoF x 2; Waist: 2 DoF; Neck: 2 DoF)
- €900,000 (approximately)