DARwIn Open Platform Robot Kits
University of Penn robots
Professor Dennis Hong now at University of Virginia introduces the concept of DARwIn-OP:
http://youtu.be/0FFBZ6M0nKw

Supplied by Robotis for about $12,000. (Hong estimated $8000 in video...oops).
There is a whole YouTube channel devoted to DARwIn OP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=tJpvahsOkRM

http://youtu.be/tJpvahsOkRM

Basic Motions:
http://youtu.be/5_DY0QxsKQ0
Manufacturer:
www.robotis.com

email: america@robotis.com

Bioloid makes the Dynamixel All-in-one Robot Actuator

Here is a team of Darwin Robots winning a kid-sized soccer game.
http://youtu.be/XLKKbz2mNyo
Question 1: Why do so many people shout and cheer for such obviously retarded robots?
Question 2: Given that they obviously do, what do you think is the average IQ of these fans
compared to professional soccer fans?

If you think that such a game looks retarded, check out the adult size robot games:
In this match, Robo Erectus from Singapore loses to CHARLI from Virginia Tech.
http://youtu.be/llfYoFG7WrY
Note that the ball is hit so gently that it goes in a curved manner as defined by the unevenness
of the floor.  Guess what this will look like in 10 years. Certainly in 20 years the humans will
be outmatched.  Wait until they add a cerebellum to the robots.


Watching these matches is like watching a baby learn to walk.

Botmag.com videos of the article about DARwIn-OP project:
find.botmag.com/031201
(still not available as of 2012-01-15

Open software DARwIn-OP Design Details and Code
http://sourceforge.net/projects/darwinop

University of Pennsylvania DARwIn-OP
fling.seas.upenn.edu/~robocup/siki/index.hpp?n=Main.Code

Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory  RoMeLa www.me.vt.edu/romela
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARwIn-OP

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