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Offline RedHookRustyTopic starter

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Help me find a good kit
« on: May 23, 2007, 11:14:41 PM »
Ok so ive been skeptical about going the extra mile(money mile) to buy a humanoid robot. I've been looking on the net and it seems like every servo company and their grandma has one.SO what I'd like to know is what i shoud get. These are the ones that have caught my eye in order of what i like the most.

Bioloid Comprehensive kit-retail price- $850
http://robotis.com/html/sub.php?sub=2&menu=1

The Kondo KHR-2HV kit- retail price- $950
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/3186-Kondo-KHR-2HV.aspx\

The Manoi AT01 and the PF01 retail price- $1,499 and $1,699 respectively
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/4896-Manoi.aspx
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/5234-Manoi-PF01.aspx

The Futaba RBT-1 kit- retail price- $1,699
http://www.botmag.com/articles/futaba_humanoid_robot.shtml

The Hitec Robonova kit- retail price- $950
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/3183-RoboNova-1-KIT-RoboNova-I-Kit-with-Remocon-IR-Set.aspx

So thats it check those out and give me some feedback. Personally I want to get the Bioloid kit because i could make a spider and a dog alog with the humanoid.





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Re: Help me find a good kit
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 03:49:35 AM »
... Personally I want to get the Bioloid kit because i could make a spider and a dog alog with the humanoid.


Me too. But I also like the stuff at http://www.Lynxmotion.com
Check out the uBotino robot controller!

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Re: Help me find a good kit
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 05:09:58 AM »
I use the Bioloid kit, and I think its great, for a number of reasons:

- servos are on a serial bus, and can be daisy-chained
- high torque servos (200 oz-in)
- servos respond with position, speed, temperature, voltage, etc
- serial bus is expandable - you can make your own sensors/actuators as bus devices

You can see what I'm working on here:

http://www.bioloid.info/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=BrainEngineering+BrainBot
http://www.huv.com/blog

- Jon

 


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