Challenge to design an open-source Humanoid Robot affordable for all

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Posted August 28, 2013

RoboSavvy, a massive online community for robot enthusiasts and leading source of robotic materials and knowledge, is collaborating with GrabCAD, the popular platform for open engineering. Together, they are gathering fresh ideas for the design of a new Humanoid Robot for entertainment and educational purposes.

RoboSavvy’s objective is to launch a new open-source Humanoid Robot that will be agile and smart at an affordable cost. Similar Humanoid Robots used for Education and Research can cost over $10,000 due to the cost their plastic molding exterior shell, costly actuators and closed-source business approach. RoboSavvy is looking forward to an open-source robot design that will outperform its rivals while maintaining the price of materials to only about $1,000.

To achieve this, materials and fabrication methods which are available to anyone will be used. Materials include 3D Printed parts for structure, vacuum formed polycarbonate for the shell, servos for actuation and low cost electronics such as the Rasperry-Pi for brains.

All entries will be posted on the GrabCAD Challenge page. Deadline for submission is September 22, 2013. The 1st place winner will be awarded their own custom-designed robot and a cash prize of $800.

To learn more or submit an entry, please visit the Challenge Page.

Source: RoboSavvy

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