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New Robot Alert: Fujisoft Palro Atom-based hobby biped

Post by altwolf » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:47 pm

Post by altwolf
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:47 pm

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/01/video-meet-palro-fujisofts-mini-humanoid/
There's video at the above link.

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Specs:
Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
WiFi b/g/n and a
3-megapixel camera, and
five microphones for voice recognition.
gyro-sensor
3-axis accelerometer
eight feet-mounted pressure sensors
head-mounted distance sensor
1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage
USB port
2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery
and a copy of Ubuntu.

Cost: around $3,300 U.S. dollars
Release date: March 2010

Too pricey for me, but it's always nice to see a new little biped show up on the scene.
http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/01/video-meet-palro-fujisofts-mini-humanoid/
There's video at the above link.

Image



Specs:
Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
WiFi b/g/n and a
3-megapixel camera, and
five microphones for voice recognition.
gyro-sensor
3-axis accelerometer
eight feet-mounted pressure sensors
head-mounted distance sensor
1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage
USB port
2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery
and a copy of Ubuntu.

Cost: around $3,300 U.S. dollars
Release date: March 2010

Too pricey for me, but it's always nice to see a new little biped show up on the scene.
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Post by limor » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:36 am

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Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:36 am

thanks for the post.. i must have missed this out back in February.

but i just don't get this thing.
unstable biped requiring a wire for power with a very decent CPU that does...
what!? text-to-speech, led lights and funny robot arm movements ? :shock:

makes you wonder which "research institutes" in Japan are going to volunteer to receive this thing for a mere $3000 and do "research" with this ?
thanks for the post.. i must have missed this out back in February.

but i just don't get this thing.
unstable biped requiring a wire for power with a very decent CPU that does...
what!? text-to-speech, led lights and funny robot arm movements ? :shock:

makes you wonder which "research institutes" in Japan are going to volunteer to receive this thing for a mere $3000 and do "research" with this ?
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Re: New Robot Alert: Fujisoft Palro Atom-based hobby biped

Post by clarkden » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:21 am

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Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:21 am

altwolf wrote:http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/01/video-meet-palro-fujisofts-mini-humanoid/
There's video at the above link.

Image



Specs:
Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
WiFi b/g/n and a
3-megapixel camera, and
five microphones for voice recognition.
gyro-sensor
3-axis accelerometer
eight feet-mounted pressure sensors
head-mounted distance sensor
1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage
USB port
2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery
and a copy of Ubuntu.

Cost: around $3,300 U.S. dollars
Release date: March 2010

Too pricey for me, but it's always nice to see a new little biped show up on the scene.


wow it was great
i love that , thank u so much altwolf

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altwolf wrote:http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/01/video-meet-palro-fujisofts-mini-humanoid/
There's video at the above link.

Image



Specs:
Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
WiFi b/g/n and a
3-megapixel camera, and
five microphones for voice recognition.
gyro-sensor
3-axis accelerometer
eight feet-mounted pressure sensors
head-mounted distance sensor
1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage
USB port
2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery
and a copy of Ubuntu.

Cost: around $3,300 U.S. dollars
Release date: March 2010

Too pricey for me, but it's always nice to see a new little biped show up on the scene.


wow it was great
i love that , thank u so much altwolf

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Post by MarkBS1991 » Thu May 05, 2011 5:38 am

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Thu May 05, 2011 5:38 am

Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.
Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.
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Post by nicolas gomez » Thu May 05, 2011 10:05 am

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Thu May 05, 2011 10:05 am

MarkBS1991 wrote:Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.


see this

http://www.palrogarden.net/palro/portal/modules/p_about/index.php?content_id=4#q012

Can I purchase PALRO for personal use?

We are very sorry but we cannot sell PALRO to personal users since this model is for use as a study and learning platform in educational institutions and research laboratories.
MarkBS1991 wrote:Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.


see this

http://www.palrogarden.net/palro/portal/modules/p_about/index.php?content_id=4#q012

Can I purchase PALRO for personal use?

We are very sorry but we cannot sell PALRO to personal users since this model is for use as a study and learning platform in educational institutions and research laboratories.
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Post by MarkBS1991 » Fri May 06, 2011 9:21 pm

Post by MarkBS1991
Fri May 06, 2011 9:21 pm

nicolas gomez wrote:
MarkBS1991 wrote:Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.


see this

http://www.palrogarden.net/palro/portal/modules/p_about/index.php?content_id=4#q012

Can I purchase PALRO for personal use?

We are very sorry but we cannot sell PALRO to personal users since this model is for use as a study and learning platform in educational institutions and research laboratories.




What a pitty... Thank you for answering anyway!

In that case, would anyone know any other robot with similar characteristics and with a reasonable price? I have seen another one very similar to Palro that is called Nao ( http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/en ), but it's too expensive (about 13000$).
nicolas gomez wrote:
MarkBS1991 wrote:Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.


see this

http://www.palrogarden.net/palro/portal/modules/p_about/index.php?content_id=4#q012

Can I purchase PALRO for personal use?

We are very sorry but we cannot sell PALRO to personal users since this model is for use as a study and learning platform in educational institutions and research laboratories.




What a pitty... Thank you for answering anyway!

In that case, would anyone know any other robot with similar characteristics and with a reasonable price? I have seen another one very similar to Palro that is called Nao ( http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/en ), but it's too expensive (about 13000$).
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Post by nicolas gomez » Fri May 06, 2011 9:34 pm

Post by nicolas gomez
Fri May 06, 2011 9:34 pm

MarkBS1991 wrote:
nicolas gomez wrote:
MarkBS1991 wrote:Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.


see this

http://www.palrogarden.net/palro/portal/modules/p_about/index.php?content_id=4#q012

Can I purchase PALRO for personal use?

We are very sorry but we cannot sell PALRO to personal users since this model is for use as a study and learning platform in educational institutions and research laboratories.




What a pitty... Thank you for answering anyway!

In that case, would anyone know any other robot with similar characteristics and with a reasonable price? I have seen another one very similar to Palro that is called Nao ( http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/en ), but it's too expensive (about 13000$).



Hi !!
Nao robot is fine but is very expensive, plus I do not think it's very easy to get spare parts. Here you can see the price off tha Nao robot

http://www.robotshop.com/aldebaran-robotics-nao-academic-robot-v3plus-4.html

So I think a better option would be DARwIn-OP; is easier to get spare parts and a bit cheaper

http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php?currency=EUR&products_id=1579
MarkBS1991 wrote:
nicolas gomez wrote:
MarkBS1991 wrote:Does anybody know where can I buy it? I've been looking for it on the internet for some days but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Thank you.


see this

http://www.palrogarden.net/palro/portal/modules/p_about/index.php?content_id=4#q012

Can I purchase PALRO for personal use?

We are very sorry but we cannot sell PALRO to personal users since this model is for use as a study and learning platform in educational institutions and research laboratories.




What a pitty... Thank you for answering anyway!

In that case, would anyone know any other robot with similar characteristics and with a reasonable price? I have seen another one very similar to Palro that is called Nao ( http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/en ), but it's too expensive (about 13000$).



Hi !!
Nao robot is fine but is very expensive, plus I do not think it's very easy to get spare parts. Here you can see the price off tha Nao robot

http://www.robotshop.com/aldebaran-robotics-nao-academic-robot-v3plus-4.html

So I think a better option would be DARwIn-OP; is easier to get spare parts and a bit cheaper

http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php?currency=EUR&products_id=1579
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Post by MarkBS1991 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:49 pm

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Fri May 06, 2011 10:49 pm

nicolas gomez wrote:Hi !!
Nao robot is fine but is very expensive, plus I do not think it's very easy to get spare parts. Here you can see the price off tha Nao robot

http://www.robotshop.com/aldebaran-robotics-nao-academic-robot-v3plus-4.html

So I think a better option would be DARwIn-OP; is easier to get spare parts and a bit cheaper

http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php?currency=EUR&products_id=1579



I like that one, and I hadn't seen it yet. But I still think it's too expensive. I'd rather find one that costed about 3000€ or less.
nicolas gomez wrote:Hi !!
Nao robot is fine but is very expensive, plus I do not think it's very easy to get spare parts. Here you can see the price off tha Nao robot

http://www.robotshop.com/aldebaran-robotics-nao-academic-robot-v3plus-4.html

So I think a better option would be DARwIn-OP; is easier to get spare parts and a bit cheaper

http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php?currency=EUR&products_id=1579



I like that one, and I hadn't seen it yet. But I still think it's too expensive. I'd rather find one that costed about 3000€ or less.
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Post by nicolas gomez » Fri May 06, 2011 11:13 pm

Post by nicolas gomez
Fri May 06, 2011 11:13 pm

MarkBS1991 wrote:
nicolas gomez wrote:Hi !!
Nao robot is fine but is very expensive, plus I do not think it's very easy to get spare parts. Here you can see the price off tha Nao robot

http://www.robotshop.com/aldebaran-robotics-nao-academic-robot-v3plus-4.html

So I think a better option would be DARwIn-OP; is easier to get spare parts and a bit cheaper

http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php?currency=EUR&products_id=1579



I like that one, and I hadn't seen it yet. But I still think it's too expensive. I'd rather find one that costed about 3000€ or less.




look at these other

http://www.robotshop.com/kumotek-kt-x-pc-advanced-humanoid-robot-3.html

• Based on VisiON 4G technology -->http://www.robotshop.com/kumotek-vision-4g-advanced-humanoid-robot.html

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• Onboard PC and vision system
• 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor
• 60Mhz motor controller
• 20 Degree of Freedom
• 1.3 Megapixel CMOS camer


http://www.robotshop.com/ca/New-arrivals/dasa-robot-genibo-robot-dog.html

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http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/21_1201/products_id/1452


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MarkBS1991 wrote:
nicolas gomez wrote:Hi !!
Nao robot is fine but is very expensive, plus I do not think it's very easy to get spare parts. Here you can see the price off tha Nao robot

http://www.robotshop.com/aldebaran-robotics-nao-academic-robot-v3plus-4.html

So I think a better option would be DARwIn-OP; is easier to get spare parts and a bit cheaper

http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php?currency=EUR&products_id=1579



I like that one, and I hadn't seen it yet. But I still think it's too expensive. I'd rather find one that costed about 3000€ or less.




look at these other

http://www.robotshop.com/kumotek-kt-x-pc-advanced-humanoid-robot-3.html

• Based on VisiON 4G technology -->http://www.robotshop.com/kumotek-vision-4g-advanced-humanoid-robot.html

phpBB [media]


• Onboard PC and vision system
• 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor
• 60Mhz motor controller
• 20 Degree of Freedom
• 1.3 Megapixel CMOS camer


http://www.robotshop.com/ca/New-arrivals/dasa-robot-genibo-robot-dog.html

phpBB [media]


http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/21_1201/products_id/1452


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Post by tempusmaster » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:20 pm

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Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:20 pm

limor wrote:but i just don't get this thing.
unstable biped requiring a wire for power with a very decent CPU that does...
what!? text-to-speech, led lights and funny robot arm movements ? :shock:

makes you wonder which "research institutes" in Japan are going to volunteer to receive this thing for a mere $3000 and do "research" with this ?


Fujisoft - the founder of Fujisoft to be more precise - has been the driving force behind robot sumo, a major movement here in Japan, for well over 22 years. The primary participants are technical high schools and vocational colleges. There are around 1,200 robot sumo teams that participate in the annual competitions. Some of the teams go back to the original founding of the robot sumo competitions. Of course the team members change every school year, but the leaders/coaches/professors are the same.

In many quarters, robot sumo is looked on as being a bit 'old fashioned' or out of date. There's been a strong demand from the educational sector for Fujisoft to provide other robot platforms, hence the PALRO.

No serious robotics research institute is going to be attracted to PALRO, but you can bet that many, if not most, of the technical high schools and vocational colleges that are connected to Fujisoft have bought into the program.
limor wrote:but i just don't get this thing.
unstable biped requiring a wire for power with a very decent CPU that does...
what!? text-to-speech, led lights and funny robot arm movements ? :shock:

makes you wonder which "research institutes" in Japan are going to volunteer to receive this thing for a mere $3000 and do "research" with this ?


Fujisoft - the founder of Fujisoft to be more precise - has been the driving force behind robot sumo, a major movement here in Japan, for well over 22 years. The primary participants are technical high schools and vocational colleges. There are around 1,200 robot sumo teams that participate in the annual competitions. Some of the teams go back to the original founding of the robot sumo competitions. Of course the team members change every school year, but the leaders/coaches/professors are the same.

In many quarters, robot sumo is looked on as being a bit 'old fashioned' or out of date. There's been a strong demand from the educational sector for Fujisoft to provide other robot platforms, hence the PALRO.

No serious robotics research institute is going to be attracted to PALRO, but you can bet that many, if not most, of the technical high schools and vocational colleges that are connected to Fujisoft have bought into the program.
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