The all new improved Kondo KHR-2HV Humanoid Robot Kit is presented to the robot fans. It is the 2nd version of Kondo's KHR-1 - the first humanoid kit robot in the world. The upgraded robot features more controls, gears, servos, and software, adding more tricks and skills. Designed with a well-balanced body with a bigger chest for a muscular look.
The Bioloid Advanced Kit from Korean company Robotis is an educational robotics development environment. The kit is like an adult version of Lego NXT + Meccano. You are guaranteed to become a robotics expert after spending several weeks with this kit and learning about humanoid robot mechanics, electronics and programming.
The battery enters into Robonova's nether-region. A nice touch was the rubber protector that stops the battery cord from getting torn by the rough aluminum edges. Here's something I bet was probably required for the CE approval.
Getting the little board with the led light into the head and then screwing the head onto the shoulder bracket was a bit of a challenge. In fact, we left these 4 screws half way because the amount of force required to get them all the way in was counterintuitive and since they are not seen anyway.. however, after the head-shoulder attachment saga,
New Era for Edutainment Robot
ROBONOVA-I from Korean RC model company Hitec Robotics has created this exciting new humanoid robot that offers educators, students and robotic hobbyists a complete robot package. The stable ROBONOVA-I can walk, run, do flips, cartwheels, dance moves and once programmed, is ready to compete in any Robo-One Class “J” competition. Available as a kit, so you can enjoy building your robot yourself.
The next step was to construct the brackets that will serve to connect the leg servos together. Unlike with KHR-1 where these brackets are all identical, Robonova has top/bottom brackets distinguished by the height of their "side flanges".