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December 1st, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-12-01 12:10
  Subject:   "I love you, cold unfeeling boomer baby."
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  Mood:der uber-nerd
  Music:BGC OST 1 - Kyodai Boomer
  Tags:  robotics



http://eris.liralab.it/wiki/RobotCub

http://eris.liralab.it/wiki/Photos

http://www.robotcub.org/index.php/robotcub/content/download/1064/3747/file/iCub_exercising.wmv (10mb, but worth it)


The best thing about this project? It's open source! All CAD designs for the hardware pieces are available for download completely free. All the software, free. Documentation wiki, wide open.

Normally, at this point I would play armchair engineer and say that using electric motors is a bad idea, and that we'll never get good humanoid robots that actually move like people if we choose such overweight, underpowered actuators. But frankly, I'm so impressed by what they have accomplished that I'm in no mood to criticize anything about this project!
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