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The ROBOTIS Robot Building Kit

Posted 6 Dec 2005 at 22:06 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Well, besides Lego Mindstorms, Fisher Technix, and Radio Shack's VEX robotics modular systems there's now a new Modular Robotic kit called ROBOTIS. There's several ways you can buy ROBOTIS parts, either a-la-carte or in kit form. For example, the Bioloid ROBOTIS kit runs about $1500 and gives you all the parts you need to build and assemble yourself a little humanoid, or a dog, or dinosaur, or a spider or various other robot configurations. In the Bioloid kit you get an Atmel mcu, 19 Serially controlled servo's, a Sensor module, a 9.6V Rechargeable battery pack, C programming or Motion programming, a switching Power Supply, Serial Cable (9pin D-type), an assortment of over 100 frames, wheels & tires, and spacers, bushings, nuts & bolts. The ROBOTIS system is not cheap, but it sure is cool!


too small!, posted 7 Dec 2005 at 10:01 UTC by JamesBruton » (Master)

Seems like a good idea to make a kit that is easy to take to bits and can be made into other things, the previous Kondo robots are cool but the parts only make one thing.

I'd like to see something similar but larger scale, so you could make a RoboSapien2 sized robot, or bigger... like a giant meccano/erector set... even if it were only mechanical parts and motors so you could add any microcontroller/a PC.

This is a Great way to start , posted 7 Dec 2005 at 12:57 UTC by Ragooman » (Apprentice)

This is a realy nice robot kit. A Super-Deluxe Erector/Lego style Robot building kit. Although it's still rather expensive for most kids (even big kids). I'm sure there will be others that follow this strategy to offer competing robot kits and at competitive pricing. The software is the key component. If the motion control software wwas available as freeware, this could spur an enormous interest in legged robotics, not just bipedal bots. =Dan

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