Reachy is an open source humanoid robot designed for research and prototyping. It can be programmed or controlled through VR, and is particularly good at interacting with people and manipulating objects.
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Reachy is named after Lionel Richie.
Pollen Robotics was founded in 2016 by Matthieu Lapeyre and Pierre Rouanet, who were former roboticists at the French research center Inria. Headquartered in Bordeaux, France, Pollen aims to make AI and robots accessible and useful in the real world. One of their first creations was Poppy, the first 3D printed open source humanoid robot. A more recent creation, Reachy, won second place at the ANA XPrize, an international robotic teleoperation competition where robots had to navigate in a simulated Mars environment. Reachy completed tasks such as weighing supply bottles, unscrewing a hatch with an electric drill, and retrieving the roughest space rock from a selection.