Darwin-OP is a small humanoid robot that can walk, dance, and speak. It can also play soccer, and if it falls, it just stands up and keeps going. It's designed as an open platform for robotics research.
- South Korea 🇰🇷
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Darwin-OP stands for "Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot With Intelligence-Open Platform," an acronym crafted by acronym-loving roboticist Dennis Hong.
UCLA roboticist Dennis Hong describes how the Darwin-OP project came about and why he made the robot completely open source.Photo: RoMeLa
Dennis Hong explains the goals of the RoboCup robot soccer tournament and how he and his collaborators created a winning robot.Photo: RoMeLa
Open hardware and software platform. Able to recognize and track objects. Equipped with modular, high-performance actuators.
- 45.5 cm
- 2.9 kg
- 0.86 km/h
HD camera, three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer, stereo microphone. Force sensors optional.
Dynamixel MX-28T actuators (DC servos with contactless absolute encoders).
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
- 20 (Leg: 6 DoF x 2; Arm: 3 DoF x 2; Neck: 2 DoF)
Intel Atom 1.6 GHz CPU (main computer), ARM Cortex M3 72 MHz CPU (subsystem), wireless network.
Ubuntu Linux OS, Darwin-OP software framework (open source, written in C++).
11.1-V 1000-mAh lithium-polymer battery, 30 minutes of operation. Or external power supply.