Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive?

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Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive?

Post by dmj4 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:35 am

Post by dmj4
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:35 am

My son is 13 years-old. He wants a robot to learn about robotics while building and have an exceptional robot when finished.

Which of the 3 he is looking at would be the best choice?
Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive

The KHR-2HV is more money, does that make it better, or not?

He really likes that the Bioloid Comprehensive can change into multiple robots, but it doesn't come with a wireless remote like the Robonova-1 does. Does the BC come with Gyros and/or other accesories, or are they even needed?

Robonova-1 is the cheapest, is there a reason for that? He likes the fact that it can be modified, but does that make it more long-term interesting than the BC?

At first he was set on the KHR-2HV, but then he read good things about the Robonova-1 and Bioloid Comprehensive, so he decided to consider them, too.

He doesn't want a robot that is extremeley easy to build. He would like a challenge, but doable.

Thank you so much for your time.

Donna
My son is 13 years-old. He wants a robot to learn about robotics while building and have an exceptional robot when finished.

Which of the 3 he is looking at would be the best choice?
Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive

The KHR-2HV is more money, does that make it better, or not?

He really likes that the Bioloid Comprehensive can change into multiple robots, but it doesn't come with a wireless remote like the Robonova-1 does. Does the BC come with Gyros and/or other accesories, or are they even needed?

Robonova-1 is the cheapest, is there a reason for that? He likes the fact that it can be modified, but does that make it more long-term interesting than the BC?

At first he was set on the KHR-2HV, but then he read good things about the Robonova-1 and Bioloid Comprehensive, so he decided to consider them, too.

He doesn't want a robot that is extremeley easy to build. He would like a challenge, but doable.

Thank you so much for your time.

Donna
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Post by Gort » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:51 pm

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Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:51 pm

The two guestions I need to ask are
1. Our you going to help him put it together?
2. Does he want to build more than just a Humanoid?
The two guestions I need to ask are
1. Our you going to help him put it together?
2. Does he want to build more than just a Humanoid?
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Choosing which Robot.

Post by dmj4 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:25 am

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Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:25 am

Hi Gort,
Thank you for responding.

For your first question, my husband and I will be able to help him with the robot if he needs us to.

He thinks the robot transforming is a bonus, but he is more interested in a good humanoid, so he doesn't want to lose quality of the humanoid because it transforms.

We are in the US, if they makes the choice clearer.
Hi Gort,
Thank you for responding.

For your first question, my husband and I will be able to help him with the robot if he needs us to.

He thinks the robot transforming is a bonus, but he is more interested in a good humanoid, so he doesn't want to lose quality of the humanoid because it transforms.

We are in the US, if they makes the choice clearer.
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Post by Gort » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:51 am

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Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:51 am

If I was buying a new robot between now and Christmas, I would lean towards buying a Bioloid. It is a more flexible robot platform and you program it in C and not RoboBasic. Remote control, Gyros and other accessories will have to be bought with anyone one of the three platforms.
If I was buying a new robot between now and Christmas, I would lean towards buying a Bioloid. It is a more flexible robot platform and you program it in C and not RoboBasic. Remote control, Gyros and other accessories will have to be bought with anyone one of the three platforms.
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Post by StuartL » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:52 am

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Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:52 am

I bought the Bioloid because of the flexibility of what I can do with it. I can make a snake, a quadruped, a hexapod or a humanoid. Some of this flexibility is also available in RoboBuilder.

Both of the Bioloid and Robobuilder kits have an entry level programming environment and can expand to however geeky you want to be, hacking the controller and making it do things it's not supposed to are par for the course.

The RoboNova is a fixed humanoid. In stock form it's a better humanoid than a Bioloid or RoboBuilder but getting away from the precoded motions is about as hard. The RoboNova only really starts to lag behind the other two if you do want to build something different to a humanoid. Then you're mostly screwed.
I bought the Bioloid because of the flexibility of what I can do with it. I can make a snake, a quadruped, a hexapod or a humanoid. Some of this flexibility is also available in RoboBuilder.

Both of the Bioloid and Robobuilder kits have an entry level programming environment and can expand to however geeky you want to be, hacking the controller and making it do things it's not supposed to are par for the course.

The RoboNova is a fixed humanoid. In stock form it's a better humanoid than a Bioloid or RoboBuilder but getting away from the precoded motions is about as hard. The RoboNova only really starts to lag behind the other two if you do want to build something different to a humanoid. Then you're mostly screwed.
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Post by NovaOne » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:54 am

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Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:54 am

RoboNova-1 and KHR-2HV seem to be dating faster than Bioloid.
and if you want :
........a robot that is extremeley easy to build. ........a challenge, but doable.

From what I have seen, I think Bioloid is your Robot. However I think you should also seriously consider RoboBuilder.
RoboNova-1 and KHR-2HV seem to be dating faster than Bioloid.
and if you want :
........a robot that is extremeley easy to build. ........a challenge, but doable.

From what I have seen, I think Bioloid is your Robot. However I think you should also seriously consider RoboBuilder.
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Post by RobotServicesGroup » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:51 am

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Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:51 am

Every robot is different in terms of price, ease of construction, expandability, and the size of the support community. You need to decide what is most important to you and your son. Honestly, you won't be dissappointed with any of the three.

You can compare all the different models on a number of factors at http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/RobotsPage2.html
Every robot is different in terms of price, ease of construction, expandability, and the size of the support community. You need to decide what is most important to you and your son. Honestly, you won't be dissappointed with any of the three.

You can compare all the different models on a number of factors at http://www.robotservicesgroup.com/RobotsPage2.html
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Re: Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive?

Post by limor » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:00 am

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Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:00 am

dmj4 wrote:My son is 13 years-old. He wants a robot to learn about robotics while building and have an exceptional robot when finished.

Which of the 3 he is looking at would be the best choice?
Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive

The KHR-2HV is more money, does that make it better, or not?

He really likes that the Bioloid Comprehensive can change into multiple robots, but it doesn't come with a wireless remote like the Robonova-1 does. Does the BC come with Gyros and/or other accesories, or are they even needed?

Robonova-1 is the cheapest, is there a reason for that? He likes the fact that it can be modified, but does that make it more long-term interesting than the BC?

At first he was set on the KHR-2HV, but then he read good things about the Robonova-1 and Bioloid Comprehensive, so he decided to consider them, too.

He doesn't want a robot that is extremeley easy to build. He would like a challenge, but doable.

Thank you so much for your time.

Donna


There's a new humanoid called MechRC. The software is very child friendly. See also the new forum here dedicated to MechRC.
dmj4 wrote:My son is 13 years-old. He wants a robot to learn about robotics while building and have an exceptional robot when finished.

Which of the 3 he is looking at would be the best choice?
Robonova-1, KHR-2HV, or Bioloid Comprehensive

The KHR-2HV is more money, does that make it better, or not?

He really likes that the Bioloid Comprehensive can change into multiple robots, but it doesn't come with a wireless remote like the Robonova-1 does. Does the BC come with Gyros and/or other accesories, or are they even needed?

Robonova-1 is the cheapest, is there a reason for that? He likes the fact that it can be modified, but does that make it more long-term interesting than the BC?

At first he was set on the KHR-2HV, but then he read good things about the Robonova-1 and Bioloid Comprehensive, so he decided to consider them, too.

He doesn't want a robot that is extremeley easy to build. He would like a challenge, but doable.

Thank you so much for your time.

Donna


There's a new humanoid called MechRC. The software is very child friendly. See also the new forum here dedicated to MechRC.
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