US humanoid robots are getting are bigger, and badder. (Video)
It’s really too bad that we can’t be in two (or three or four) places at once. We really wanted to see Giger, the 9 pound, 2 foot tall humanoid robot with 24 degrees of freedom in action at iHobby. Giger uses 16 of the Dynamixel RX-64 servos plus another 8 RX-28 servos, and it takes two 1900 mAh LiPo batteries to keep this humongous biped moving, and move he does.
With a little fine tuning, and battle experience, Giger could be ready to enter the fray over here for one of the ROBO-ONE competitions next year.
Giger warming up at the iHobby 2009 show with his creator, Andrew Alter:
And, another video featuring Giger in the lab prior to iHobby:
And some close-up Giger photos.
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