I started building my Robophilo today

I got a Robophilo humanoid robot for Xmas last year.  The box has been sitting under my desk taunting me for the last 7 months. Today I finally decided it was time to take on the challenge os assembling a humanoid robot.

I created a group for Robophilo to discuss my building experience, and to post the many pictures an videos I have been taking during the build.

Robophilo specifications



$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 11:20am

I created a album for my Robophilo build prictures:



Comment by Eddy Wright on August 4, 2011 at 12:47pm
How does he compare to other humanoid robots so far?
Comment by eric gregori on August 4, 2011 at 6:14pm

I have actually only seen two other humanoids ( RoboNova and Bioloid ).

Mechanically, Robophilo appears to be very well designed.  The servos are what you would expect from a $400.00 robot containing 20 servos.  I am not impressed with the electronics or the Robophilo software at all.  I replaced the Robophilo controller with a pair of Parallax Propellor based servo controllers.  I am also working on a Bahbots based controller for the RoboPhilo.

As I learn more I will post it here. 


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