Project Information


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.
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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


AX-12+ Dynamixel servos


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.