Monday, February 21, 2011

Darwin, Open Platform Humanoid robot

DARwIn-OP (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform) is an affordable, miniature-humanoid-robot platform with advanced computational power, sophisticated sensors, high payload capacity, and dynamic motion ability to enable many exciting research and education activities.

Standard PC-based Robot with Convenient Interfaces

High Performance and Advanced Features
- Default walking speed: 24.0 cm/sec (9.5 in/sec) 0.25 sec/step - user modifiable gait
- Default standing up time from ground: 2.8 sec (from facing down) and 3.9 sec (from facing up) - user modifiable speed
- Built-in PC: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 on-board 4GB flash SSD
(For up-to-date information Check
- Management controller (CM-730): ARM CortexM3 STM32F103RE 72MHz
- 20 actuator modules (6 DOF leg x2+ 3 DOF arm x2 + 2 DOF neck)
- 1 spare actuator (for maintenance and expansion)
- Actuators with durable metallic gears (Dynamixel RX-28M)
- Self-maintenance kit (easy to follow steps and instructions)
- Standby mode for low power consumption
- 4.5Mbps high-speed Dynamixel bus for joint control
- Battery (30 minutes of operations), charger, and external power adapter
(Battery can be removed from robot without shutting down by plugging in external power before removal)
- Versatile functionality (can accept legacy, current, and future peripherals)
- 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, button x3, detection microphone x2 (optional)

Simple and Clean Architecture
Open Platform (Hardware and Software)
- Mechanics Information (Dimensions, Kinematics, Dynamics, CAD data)
- Electronics Information (Controllers, Sub B/Ds, Schematics, Part Information)
- Software Information (Development Environment, Framework, Source Code)
- Management Information (Detailed Assembly Diagrams, User Manintenance Guide)
- Community Resources (User-developed Code, Various Application Examples)

Dimensions and Weight