Meet NimbRo-OP, Teen Size Open Source Robot
Written by Lucy Black   
Sunday, 21 October 2012

An open-source robot, size compatible with the RoboCup Humanoid League's Teen Size class, has been launched by the University of Bonn.

It comes from the team,  led by Professor Sven Behnke, that won the Louis Vuitton Cup for "Best Humanoid" in this year's RoboCup and is based on the same NimbRo model with its distinctive white head.

 

 

With both the hardware designs and the software released under free and open licences, NimbRo-OP is intended to enable other groups to start using and improving it and compete in future RoboCup events.  Fully assembled and tested robots are also available from University of Bonn for an introductory price of 20,000 Euros plus tax and shipping.

 

 

NimbRo-OP,  which can be seen in action as a football player above. is 95 cm tall (37.4 inches) and weighs 6.6 kg (14.55 pounds). It uses 20 Robotis Dynamixel servos, 6 per leg, 3 per amr and 2 in the nexk. It has a dual-core AMD E-450 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB solid state drive. It also come equipped with WiFi, a wde-angled video camera (Logitech C905) and a Robotis CM-730 controller with 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis gyro. The GNU/Linux software is based on DARwin-OP.

In this BotSport tv video, Professor Sven Behnke explains the background to the project and states that "the biggest advantage of this robot is its clean and simple design"

 

 

The next RoboCup takes places in  the Netherlands in June 2013. Let's hope that by then more teams have had a chance to fork NimbRo-Op and be ready to challenge one another's soccer skills.

 

nimbroop1

More Information

NimbRo-OP

Related Articles

RoboCup 2012

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

Banner


Goodbye Google Maps API for Flash
14/08/2014

The, already deprecated, Google Maps API for Flash will be finally switched off on September 2nd. So if you haven't already migrated to the JavaScript version you need to do so pdq (pretty darn quick) [ ... ]



Facebook Cup 2015 Scheduled For January
15/08/2014

The dates have been announced for the 2015 Facebook Hacker Cup contest  and registration is now open. All the online rounds will take place in January 2015.


More News

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 October 2012 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.