Exclusive Kyosho MANOI Technical Info

Posted 15 Sep 2006 at 21:06 UTC by steve Share This

Tom Atwood of Robot magazine writes, "If you haven't seen it, we have an exclusive large format schematic of Kyosho's new MANOI humanoid robot, plus images taken in Japan -- of the AT01 and PF01 being demonstrated. This scoop is from Lem Fugitt of Robots-Dreams." In addition to the exploded diagrams of the hardware, the article includes lots of photos of the MANOI humanoids in action. While these are intended as remote-controlled robots for ROBO-ONE style events, they could easily be turned in real autonomous robots with a little hacking and the addition of a microcontroller and sensors. For more information on MANOI, see the Kyosho MANOI webpage.

Favourite., posted 16 Sep 2006 at 00:43 UTC by marev » (Observer)

I like the white machine.

Kondo Manoi, posted 16 Sep 2006 at 04:39 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

MANOI robots are not KHR-1, posted 18 Sep 2006 at 07:09 UTC by lafugitt » (Master)

Neither of the MANOI robots are KHR-1 platforms in disguise. That rumor apparently came from people using online translation to try and read the original Kyosho MANOI press conference held at the Plastic Model show here in Japan last Fall. Both the PF01 and AT01 MANOI robots use Kondo servos and the RCB-3 controller, but they are not 'KHR-1' robots. The PF01 was designed by Takahashi of Robo-Garage based on his earlier robot creations. The AT01 is a new design with much higher performance and no aluminum frame members.

Eagle eyes!, posted 18 Sep 2006 at 16:55 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Great updated info lafugitt!!!

Re: Eagle Eyes, posted 19 Sep 2006 at 01:37 UTC by lafugitt » (Master)


I'm a little 'close' to the topic since I built a KHR-1 last spring, participated in a complete disassembly of the original MANOI (now renamed the PF01), and am one of the beta testers for the AT01. Kyosho has given me permission to post about my experience with the MANOI robots on my website Robots Dreams without any restrictions, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the robots.

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