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Friday, December 17, 2010

Open source DARwIn-OP bot can be yours for a cool $12,000

A few weeks the world got a peek of the open source, modular DARwIn-OP developed at Virginia Tech's Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, also known as RoMeLa.

A Korean company Robotis is making available the bot's open source software, schematics, CAD and fabrication manuals, in addition to selling the fully assembled robots. DARwin-OP was unveiled recently at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, and is built on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530-based FitPC2i which boasts a 4GB SSD, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 802.11n WiFi. Shipments of the 17.9-inch tall humanoid robots are being sent to universities first at a price of $9,600, and will run $12,000 at full retail.

Just in time for Christmas 2011, who the hell would want a PS3/360 or even a Wii when you can get one of these bad boys. Can you say "SkyNet"

DARwin-OP Bot Video

[Linux Devices]


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