Archive for July 11th, 2007

RobuDog by Robosoft

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Robosoft‘s newly announced robuDog packs quite a bit of pooch.

RobuDog

The robuDOG has been designed to bring news opportunities to researchers, teachers and hobbyists to investigate and develop advanced robotics solutions, as they can now program their robuDOG in the available 3D simulation environment , and then transfer this code for execution on the real robot dog.

Shown at RoboCup this past year and available later this fall, it has quite a nice assortment of features (taken from the robuDog pdf):

Platform:

  • Dimensions : 33x25x34 cm (LxWxH)
  • Weight : 3 kg
  • 17 joints (4 for each front legs, 3 for rear legs and 3 for the head)

robuBOX®:

  • Geode LX800 @ 500 MHz
  • 512 Mb + 2 Gb SSD
  • Wifi 802-11 b/g
  • Ethernet RJ-45
  • 1 x USB

Sensors and additional equipment:

  • 2D gyro
  • 2 infrared sensors
  • CMUcam3 : intelligent programmable color camera
  • Floor contact sensor on each foot
  • Stereo micro and loudspeaker
  • Li-po battery pack (4800 mAh)

Here’s a pic that Biodog posted in the Robosavvy forums that shows the feet and different colors available:

robuDog2

Hmmm… those servos definitely look familar. With all of the features of the Bioloid servos (not to forget 17 of them!) in addition to the robuDog supporting MSRS, I bet this pooch is going to be quite the impressive soccer player:)

This pooch is pretty slick, sure, but, is it worth the hefty, according to RobuDog’s product page, $4405 (3,200 €) price tag? If anyone has any info on this price, leave a comment!
via (Engadget)