Say hello to the new educational humanoid OP robot by Robotis! The Robotis OP3 is more efficient, has an autonomous navigation system and offers a ROS suitable for Linux and Windows users.
Including €2.50 for ecotax
Robotis OP3: at last, a humanoid robot that’s superb value for money
Not everyone can afford a humanoid robot, far from it, because the electronics and mechanics involved are particularly complex. But Robotis has now brought us an updated version of its humanoid robot at a truly attractive price, ideal for universities of science and technology, research labs and manufacturers.
Robotis OP3 is a miniature humanoid, standing just 51 cm tall, that’s open-source programmable on Linux, has 20 degrees of freedom, one main dual-core processor and a secondary ARM Cortex-M7 processor. It has an autonomous, IMU navigation system that uses three instruments: a 3-axis gyroscope, magnetometer and accelerometer. The IMU allows you to configure and analyse its rotation speed, acceleration and even direction. Robotis OP3 has an embedded, high-definition webcam offering a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution allowing it to interact in numerous ways with its environment, for example by detecting colours and shapes and using facial recognition.
The OP3 robot by Robotis: more memory, more powerful
If you’ve already played with the OP2, you’ll know it performs impressively well. Well the OP3 takes things up a notch:
- A more powerful processor, equipped with a replaceable SDRAM that’s four times greater
- A memory storage module that’s also four times larger
- A higher definition camera
- Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity (the OP2 offered just an Ethernet connection)
- Supports all 32-bit AND 64-bit versions of Windows and Linux, etc.
In short, you’ll find everything you’ve always loved about the OP2 Robotis humanoid in the OP3... only better!
Technical specifications of the Robotis humanoid
- Height: 510.4 mm
- Weight: 3.5 kg
- 20 degrees of freedom
- Dynamixel XM430-W350-R servos
- Main controller: Intel NUC i3 (Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, DDR4 SODIMMs 2133MHz, 128 GB M.2 SSD)
- Sub-controller: OpenCR processor, ARM Cortex-M7, micro-B USB ports, TTL/RS-485, UART, CAN
- Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetometer
- LIPO 3Cell 11.1V 1800 mA battery
- Inputs/outputs: 1 RGB LED, 3 LED (red, green, blue), 4 buttons, 1 speaker
- 64-bit Linux development environment
- Programming languages: C++, ROS, Dynamixel SDK