Humanoid robot constructed using the Bioloid kit
The BIOLOID is a hobbyist and educational robot kit produced by the Korean robot manufacturer ROBOTIS. The BIOLOID platform consists of components and small, modular servomechanisms called the AX-12A Dynamixels, which can be used in a daisy-chained fashion to construct robots of various configurations, such as wheeled, legged, or humanoid robots. The Robot is programmed with RoboPlus - C language based software solution. The Bioloid system is thus comparable to the LEGO Mindstorms and VEXplorer kits.
Types of Bioloid kits
There are multiple variations of the Bioloid kit:
- Bioloid Beginner - includes parts and designs for 14 types of robots [Discontinued]
- Bioloid Comprehensive - includes parts and designs for 26 different robots [Discontinued]
- Bioloid Expert - designed for educational or research use [Discontinued] 
- Bioloid Premium - upgraded and latest version of Bioloid Comprehensive Kit builds 29 different configurations
- Bioloid GP - intended for robot competitions
- Bioloid STEM Standard - includes parts and designs for 7 types of robots
- Bioloid STEM Expansion - includes parts and designs for 9 types of robots [Requires purchase of STEM Standard]
The platform is currently in use by the U.S. Naval Academy in their Mechanical Engineering courses, and is also popular in the RoboCup international robotics competition.
Akbar Rezaie, an Iranian schoolteacher, used the system as the basis of a robot to demonstrate prayer to his students.