RX-64: Just one more weapon in Skynet’s arsenal

I remember being blown away at how strong my first hobby servos were when I built my Hexapod 2 from Lynxmotion about 12 years ago. In comparison, they were literally just a fraction of the strength of modern digital servos, and the gap widens even further when put up against a robotic actuator such as the RX-64 Smart Actuator.

I was working on my mech Hagetaka the other night and made the mistake of grabbing at the robot to stabilize it while it was moving, and managed to graze my finger in one of the joints. It drew blood and immediately reminded me that working with these types of servos was an entirely different ballgame than your standard hobby servo. With that in mind, we put together a little demonstration video of just how powerful these servos can be! Enjoy!

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5 Responses to “RX-64: Just one more weapon in Skynet’s arsenal”

  1. [...] Clearly this demonstration shows that the RX-64 actuator could be used to violate one of the three laws, let’s just hope [...]

  2. [...] According to the product page, these beasts can provide “888 oz*in of torque, and it can traverse its entire 300° range in under 1 second.” Plus, up to 254 actuators can be used simultaneously on a single serial network—just in case you are working on a giant robot to take over mankind. [Trossen Robotics] [...]

  3. [...] a single serial network—just in case you are working on a giant robot to take over mankind. [Trossen Robotics] Posted at Gizmodo, aggregated by NerdNewz.Net! [...]

  4. Zack says:

    That is ridiculously awesome.

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