Project Information

ROSoloid

Synopsis
Meet ROSoloid (a better name is to be decided!). The idea behind this robot is to extend the base Bioloid platform with various sensors, control it via a Raspberry Pi 2 and integrate it with the ROS platform and MoveIt! The project is ongoing, so watch this space.
Resources
Created by m3atsauc3 | Forum Thread Link | External Link
Ongoing
1-5 pounds
150 x 100 x 300 mm
15-30 minutes
C++, ROS, Qt, Arduino
Powersource: LiPO / LiON

11.1V 5500mAh 3S 35C LiPo

Locomotion: Biped

Controller/CPU: PC, Raspberry Pi 2, Pololu A-Star

Actuators

AX-12+ Dynamixel servos

Description

Many moons ago, I purchased my first humanoid robot, an 18-servo Bioloid Comprehensive Kit. At the time, humanoid robotics for hobbyists was at its early stages, and I chose the Bioloid after much deliberation and comparison with its then main competitors, the Hitec Robonova and Kondo KHR-2HV. I went for the Bioloid mainly because of the generous parts list, which doesn’t limit the design to just a humanoid robot, as well as the powerful AX-12+ Dynamixel servos. These have a number of advantages over the more traditional simple servos, such as multiple feedback options (position, temperature, load voltage, input voltage), powerful torque, upgradeable firmware, internal PID control, continuous rotation option, a comms bus that enables the servos to be daisy-chained … and the list goes on!

After building some of the standard variants trying out the demos, attempting a custom walker, and playing around with Embedded C on its CM-5 controller board, I never got around to actually doing the kit any real justice. I have finally decided to explore the potential of this impressive robot, and make all that money worthwhile!

The build progress of this robot can be followed on my personal website.