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06-05-2008, 09:53 AM
Hy, is my first post.
i need help, i want build robots and i love humanoid robots.
I want know what is the best and cheap humanoid for a beginner?
I think it´s Robophilo, i don´t have any experience in robots, i am doing a little project with a simple micromouse http://www.instructables.com/id/E6PN27M4CPEP286H58/?ALLSTEPS
but i want make humanoid robot, i don´t know what is necessary, i think for a beginner like me a perfect joice are buy one humanoid.

Thanks for help

06-05-2008, 03:08 PM
Hy, is my first post.
i need help, i want build robots and i love humanoid robots.
I want know what is the best and cheap humanoid for a beginner?
I don't think "best" and "cheap" go together when you are talking about robots. If you get something cheap, that is pretty much what you are going to have. You are talking a minimum of at least $500.00 for a small humanoid robot that you can expand later with additional brackets and servos.


Droid Works
06-06-2008, 03:32 AM
Without a doubt the Robonova (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/robonova-I-ready-to-assemble-kit.aspx?af=droidworks) is the best robot for beginners. It is very versatile and easy to understand and best of all a large support community.

06-06-2008, 07:42 AM
hy thanks for answers.
Small humanoid robot that I can expand later with additional brackets and servos could be Robophilo or is a robot that canīt expand?
I want one humanoid that donīt cost much, and i can expand in future.
Some propose one for a beginner.
Thanks for propose of robo-nova but is much money for me, is 616.49 EUR.
Robo-nova could be expand?
With the money of robo-nova i prefer theKHR-2HV
Humanoid Robot Kit (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/c/2761-Kondo.aspx) have more experience.http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/3186-Kondo-KHR-2HV.aspx

I think in Robophilo becuse cost only 259.58 EUR, but i donīt have any experience.


06-06-2008, 11:28 AM
The RoboPhilo uses standard form factor servos, so you can upgrade your servos all you want:)

Keep in mind though that it is an entry level humanoid, hence the cost. It's a nice robot and has cool software, but if you're looking for quality, you'll need to spend a bit more.

06-06-2008, 04:50 PM
Alex (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/member.php?u=2) for you how much i need spend to hava a good humanoid robot that can be expand in all parts, servos , borad, brackets etc...
Say me a example of a good humanoid.
Droid Works (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/member.php?u=1364) say robo-nova is good but, KHR-2HV (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/c/2761-Kondo.aspx) isn´t better?
say me a good robot for a beginner, the money isn´t important lol.
I see all kind of humanoids, this site have some comparison of humanoids http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/RobotsPage1.html

I think buy one humanoid in thesse summer to iniciate in humanoids.


Ahh, this site is fantastic have lot of things about robots www.robots-dreams.com (http://www.robots-dreams.com)

06-06-2008, 11:25 PM
I wouldn't say that one humanoid is better than another. They are all have their pros and cons. Honestly, I haven't seen a humanoid that I haven't liked yet.

The two sites you listed can give you a far better idea on what the pros/cons are with each of the humanoids out. I'd spend some time reviewing all of the info on both those sites:D

06-07-2008, 08:20 AM
i am undecided:
-Bioloid Comprehensive;

Hm Someone help me, in thesse site http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/RobotsPage1.html
say that the better robot for a beginner is robophilo.


06-07-2008, 09:25 AM
Hey Raul-

It comes down to what you want to do with your bot. Philo is a good bot to start with because of the price and the fact that you can expand and easily change servos (SDK is also available for add-ons), you will not be competing with the 2HV, Nova or Bioloid, but you will be learning. If you know this bot thing is something you will be doing for a while, then should narrow down what you want out of your bot i.e. competing 2HV or Nova, flexablity Bioloid.

06-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Hey people.
Thanks i will begin with robophilo, is good for beginner and is more cheap.
have Robophilo a large support community?
Thanks to all.

Droid Works
06-07-2008, 01:00 PM
My opinion for a beginner is this. The Kondo robots are much to difficult for a beginner. The Robophilo is what it is. Its cool cheap humanoid but that is as far as it goes, you cant compete with it on the same level as other bots. The bioloid is a AWESOME bot but is not quite at the competition level until it has a good wireless remote system( which it not to far off).If you don't mind waiting for a bioloid remote system to come out it is a great bot and probably worth the wait.The Robonova on the other hand is a easy to learn, upgrade and ready to compete bot.

06-09-2008, 09:22 AM
then, there's always the new robobuilder robot coming out:)

06-09-2008, 11:49 AM
Thanks to all, i am undicied, but i will go think about it.
i see this post http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=1613&highlight=beginner
, the answer of RobotGuy in thread under do me thinking, maybe the second third things that i will buy, are Bot Board II (http://www.lynxmotion.com/Product.aspx?productID=252&CategoryID=66)and BASIC Atom (http://www.lynxmotion.com/Product.aspx?productID=269&CategoryID=66).

Goodbye people thanks for all.

06-17-2008, 04:32 PM
i continue thinking what is better, i decided that i want buy one of these robots: robophilo or robobuilder.
i know that robophilo can expand in the future, but robobuilder i don´t know if is possible expand him.
it is possible?

i want build a swashbot, can i build one with this remote control? http://www.trossenrobotics.com/hitec-laser-6-fm-75mhz-radio-system.aspx
is a good remote control for a beginner?


06-17-2008, 04:46 PM
Please don't ask the same question in multiple threads. It makes it impossible to follow. I responded in your other thread. Short answer - no.

06-17-2008, 06:52 PM
sorry about the post, but i post here by the roboplhilo and robobuilt.
what is your opinion about robophilo or robobuilt?

sorry again