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04-26-2008, 10:07 PM
RobotServicesGroup.com already provides information and reviews of ten of the top robot models available today. We've just added four more robots to the list, including Plen, RoboPhilo, SPC-101C and the KT-X! Now you can compare the specifications across all 14 different robots:


And if you like pictures more than raw data, check out our Charts to see where each robot ranks in terms of Price, Degrees of Freedom, Height, Power and Speed.


04-27-2008, 02:23 AM
Pretty neat and up to date charts, Very useful.

04-27-2008, 06:56 AM
Awesome addition to the group of reviews... I noticed on the torque and speed charts that Plen was missing... Please keep up the great work! I've always found your site to be quite informative, and is probably one of the best stops before making a purchase of humanoid robots...

I was surprised that the Speecys has dethroned the Manoi as the most expensive! Glad to see that the Bioloid is still the torque king out-of-the-box...

04-27-2008, 10:48 AM
Thanks for the words of encouragement. We are always trying to keep our information up to date, so if anyone comes across a piece of data that we are missing or finds a mistake, please let us know and we'll update our site.

04-28-2008, 09:38 AM
Are you planning to add Plen to your Torque and Speed charts? I noticed that Plen was missing from those two charts, but the little guy is on the other charts...

04-28-2008, 06:08 PM
There should be a note visible at the bottom of the charts for Torque and Speed that the reason Plen is missing is because we don't have any data on their specs. If anyone finds the specs, we'll add Plen to the charts.

10-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Although the original Kondo KHR-1 has not been in production for a number of years, we recently acquired a kit that had never been assembled. It has been quite an experience to assemble the grand-daddy of all humanoid robots, and we have documented our experience. In addition to building the robot, we also tackled problems common to the KHR-1 including servos that shake, and installing a radio control device.

You can check out our full Build Report here http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/BuildPage06.html


10-04-2008, 11:45 PM
Great tutorial RobotServicesGroup, But what a bug setting it all up, stripping gears and and cutting that servo down. Thanks for the fine tutorial. Must have taken some time to collate and post.

10-06-2008, 06:25 PM
We've been working on this robot for three months. Every time it felt like we were making progress, another issue would pop up. The resources in the community were immensely helpful in getting things sorted out. If we had bought this robot 4 years ago, and tried to assemble it without community support, it probably would have ended up on a shelf and never used again. But now it is a great benchmark against which we can measure all other robots.

We are excited to put this robot through our Human Emulation testing. Preliminary tests show that the "Improved Walk" motion may be better than what we have seen from the Robonova and the I-Sobot. We could be crowning a new Human Emulation Champion. Stay tuned for more testing...

10-07-2008, 12:54 PM
Great work, Look forward to seeing the results.

10-07-2008, 06:37 PM
ya i used your website before i got my bioloid robot i wanted one which was strong and had distance sensors. thank you for making the site.

08-08-2009, 07:30 PM
We have added info on the RoboBuilder, MechRC and KHR-3HV to our website.
Check them out on our Comparisons (http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/RobotsPage4.html), Reviews (http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/DetailsRoboBuilder.html)and Charts (http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/ChartPrice.html).

08-10-2009, 03:01 PM
Just as a note on your review of the MechRC: It does indeed walk, and walks quite well. It can even do handstands. Pretty much has the same mobility/flexibility as that of a Robonova, its just intended more to be an 'as-is' high end robot toy rather than a hackable platform, hence the lack of community. Probably the same reason you don't see a ton of communities based around TYCO RC cars as opposed to the 'Build Yer Own" RC car communities.