Monday, November 21, 2011

Darwin-OP Humanoid Research Robot - Deluxe Edition

DARwIn-OP (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence - Open Platform) is an affordable, miniature-humanoid-robot platform with advance computational power, sophisticated sensors, high payload capacity, and dynamic motion ability to enable many exciting research, education, and outreach activities. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States, DARwIn-OP has been developed by RoMeLa at Virginia Tech with collaboration with University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University and Robotis Co., based on the award winning DARwIn series humanoid robots in development since 2004. 

In July 2011, Team DARwIn competed at RoboCup in Istanbul, Turkey winning first place against 24 international teams.

DARwIn-OP is a true open platform where users are encouraged to modify it in both hardware and software, and various software implementations are possible (C++, Python, LabVIEW, MATLAB, etc.) The open source hardware is not only user serviceable thanks to its modular design, but also can be fabricated by the user. Publically open CAD files for all of its parts, and instructions manuals for fabrication and assembly are available on-line for free.

Package Content
1) 1 fully-assembled DARwIn-OP robot
2) 3 battery packs
3) 1 battery pack charger
4) 1 DC power supply
5) 1 power cable
6) 1 ethernet cable
7) 2 wrenches, 2 screwdrivers
8) 1 set of spare cables
9) 1 set of spare bolts and nuts
10) 1 red ball
11) 1 set of color patches (7 individual)
12) 1 USB thumb drive (with installed recovery software)
13) 1 quick start guide
14) 1 CD with RoboPlus software
15) 2 spare fuses