Maki Robot: A 3D Printable Humanoid Robot
Maki Robot is a cute communication robot that can be assembled from 3D-printed parts and some off-the-shelf electronic components for less than US$500, making it an affordable platform for hobbyists and university labs. MAKI's head, eyes, and eyelids move independently using six servo motors sold by Robotis, controlled by an Arbotix Robocontroller or Arduino. By connecting it to a PC and open-source software, its webcam could be used to perform face recognition, object tracking, speech recognition, and text-to-speech – all essential for basic human-robot interaction (HRI) studies. University labs interested in this area of research could save loads of time by adopting MAKI as their platform rather than designing and engineering one from scratch.
- Country: USA
- Company: Hello Robo