Robophilo is a humanoid robot kit from Robobrothers:


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Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2011


Price  $399 to $499 
Height  13.0 inch / 330 mm 
Weight  2.65 lbs / 1.2 kg 
D.O.F.  20 
Frame  Plastic 
Servo Specifications:
Speed in seconds / 60 deg. turn 
Feet   Legs/Arms  Head/Leg Turn
6.5          4.1            1.3
.16          .19            .12 
Battery Type  Nickel Metal Hydride
KAN 6V, 5 x 2/3AA 
Milliamp Hours (or mAh)  700 mAh 
Approximate use time  5-10 minutes 
Tethered to PC  Serial Adapter 
Remote Control  Infrared Remote Included 

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Comment by eric gregori on July 31, 2011 at 1:53am

I spent about 5 hours building my Robophilo today.  My first impressions of the kit are fantastic!!  It's a very solid robots, with lots of screws and a metal spine.  Although the robot is plastic it very well designed, and has a expensive solid feel to it.  Not bad at all for $400.00.

I was originally hesitant to buy the robot because it requires that you take apart the servos during its construction.  My thought was that this would result in a mechanically unsound final product.  It turns out nothing could be further from the truth.  You do need to take the servos apart, but its to replace the bottom plate with a stronger bracket plate.  The resulting servo is actually significantly more mechanically robust.  

If there was one complaint, it would be with the assembly manual.  I understand not printing the manual and putting it in the kit, but there should be a URL printed somewhere on the kit ( even on the box ) to get the latest manual.  The manual is available on a CD, but I do have a computer with a CD drive on my workbench.  

I ended up searching for the manual on-line (I found many web sites serving up the assembly manual) and finding what ended up being a very old version.  I did realize I was using a older manual, and found what I think is the latest version.


I am about half way done assembling the robot.  I will finish it tomorrow, and add an additional comment and some pictures/videos.

Comment by eric gregori on July 31, 2011 at 11:23am

Comment by eric gregori on July 31, 2011 at 6:20pm
Comment by eric gregori on July 31, 2011 at 6:20pm


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