Robot Toy (gamer) TOPIO

on Wednesday, April 06, 2011.

So file this under amazing robot toy, that is big kid toy.  TOPIO is pushing the envelope for robot humanoids, and trying to achieve the focused task of playing ping pong.

TOPIO ("TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot") is a bipedal humanoid robot designed to play table tennis against a human being. It has been developed since 2005 by TOSY, a robotics firm in Vietnam. It was publicly demonstrated at the Tokyo International Robot Exhibition (IREX) on November 28, 2007.  TOPIO 3.0 (the latest version of TOPIO) stands approximately 1.88 m tall and weighs 120 kg. Every TOPIO uses an advanced artificial intelligence system to learn and continuously improve its skill level while playing.

Ping-Pong-Robot-Topio

 

Height: 188 cm
Weight: 120 kg
Power Supply: Li-Po battery 48V 20AH
Actuator: Brushless DC, Servo motor
Legs: 2
High speed camera: 2
Degrees of freedom: 38
One in the head
Seven in each arm
Six in each leg (2 legs)
One in the torso
Five in each hand

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