Robotis Bioloid

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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.[1] The Bioloid system is thus comparable to the LEGO Mindstorms and VEXplorer kits.[citation needed]

Types of Bioloid kits[edit]

There are multiple variations of the Bioloid kit:[2]

  • 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] [1]
  • 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]

Applications[edit]

The platform is currently in use by the U.S. Naval Academy in their Mechanical Engineering courses,[3] and is also popular in the RoboCup international robotics competition.[4]

Akbar Rezaie, an Iranian schoolteacher, used the system as the basis of a robot to demonstrate prayer to his students.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bioloid". Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Do-it-yourself Educational Robot Kit, which includes everything you need for making robots.". ROBOTIS. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  3. ^ http://www.azonano.com/News.asp?NewsID=4498
  4. ^ http://www.b-human.de/downloads/bhuman08_tdp.pdf
  5. ^ Saul, Heather (2014-02-26). Iranian school teacher builds robot to teach children prayers. The Independent, 26 February 2014. Retrieved on 2014-02-26 from http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/iranian-school-teacher-builds-robot-to-teach-children-prayers-9154038.html.

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