Kibo is a humanoid robot with an expressive, cartoonish face. It navigates on its own, understands spoken commands, and likes to give hugs with every one of its 43 degrees of freedom.
- South Korea 🇰🇷
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To navigate, Kibo uses a special camera that looks for identifiable patterns on the ceiling above it.
Capable of showing a variety of facial expressions and lip-syncing tunes. Able to recognize faces and objects.
- 48 cm
- 120 cm
- 300 cm
- 42 kg
- 0.54 km/h
Stereo cameras, ultrasonic sensors, six-axis force-torque sensors in the feet, three-axis inertial sensor, Microsoft Kinect, microphones.
Faulhaber DC motors, harmonic drive, and belt pulley.
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
- 44 (Head and Face: 17 DoF; Arms: 6 DoF x 2; Hands: 1 DoF x 2; Waist: 1 DoF; Legs: 6 DoF x 2)
Intel Core2 embedded PC
Linux OS with RTAI
Battery, 30 minutes of operation
- $270,000 (only for hardware; $9 million for R&D)