Zeno is a small humanoid with an expressive face and conversational AI. It's designed as a platform for human-robot interaction research, particularly for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
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Did You Know?
Zeno was inspired by a character named David, from a famous 1969 short story by Brian Aldiss called "Supertoys Last All Summer Long."
Hanson Robotics founder David Hanson designed and named Zeno after his real-life son, Zeno.
Zeno uses a patented synthetic rubber skin called Frubber (a contraction of "face" and "rubber").
Zeno and other Hanson Robotics humanoids have participated in numerous autism diagnosis and treatment studies at the Autism Treatment Center in Dallas, the University of Pisa, in Italy, and other research institutions.
- Full range of facial expressions using proprietary biomimetic skin Frubber and network of actuators that mimic human facial muscles. Face tracking and conversational AI. Walking capability.
- 63.5 cm | 25 in
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- 6.5 kg | 14.3 lb
- 3.6 km/h | 2.2 mph
- Two 720p, 30fps HD cameras (one in each motorized eye). Three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer, compass. Twenty one joint load sensors, 30 joint position sensors, two cliff sensors, two ground contact sensors, two infrared obstacle-detection sensors, two bump sensors (feet), grip-load sensors in the hands. Three microphones.
- Three Cirrus CS-101 STD 4-gram micro servos. Five Hitec HS-65MG motors (Frubber actuators). Dynamixel RX-64 (legs, hips, shoulders). Dynamixel RX-28 servos (waist).
- Two 18.5-V lithium-ion batteries, 1 hour of operation
- 1 GHz Vortex86DX CPU, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi, Ethernet
- Linux Ubuntu
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 36 (Arms: 12 DoF; Legs: 12 DoF; Waist: 1 DoF; Neck: 3 DoF; Face: 8 DoF)
- Frubber, plastic, and aluminum