Robosavvy is looking for your help in gathering fresh ideas for the design of a new humanoid robot designated for entertainment and education. Our objective is to launch a new open-source humanoid robot that will look great and will be agile and smart at a reasonable cost.
Comparable education and research humanoid robots cost over $10,000 due to their plastic molded shell parts, expensive actuators and closed-source business approach. We want this to be an open-source robot that will outperform its rival platforms while keeping the cost of materials to about $1,000. We will achieve this by utilizing materials and fabrication methods available to anyone. Materials include aluminum sheet and 3D printed parts for structure, vacuum formed polycarb exterior shell, servos for actuation and low cost electronics including Raspberry Pi for brains.
We expect to have to do some modifications to the chosen design to make the robot perform the featured range of motions because we realize the designer may not have all the practical experience designing humanoid robots. We will adapt the shell if needed for polycarb vacuum forming. We will also handle the electronics involved in power management and servo control, in addition to developing the core open-source software to make the robot move, including ROS support, simple python scripts and physics simulation.
You must include IGES or STEP files and at least one rendering. Native CAD formats are optional but encouraged.
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE UPDATED THE PRIZES, SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ON AUGUST 26, 2013.
The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader.
Tag your entry with “robosavvy” when uploading to GrabCAD. If you submit through the "Submit entry" button, this should be added automatically. Only entries with valid tag will participate. Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry.
By entering this competition, you 1. Warrant that the work is your original work. 2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. The Challenge ends on October 6, 2013 (11:59pm UTC). EXTENDED: New end date is October 20, 2013, which means the winner will be announced by November 20, 2013.
The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature.
We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to "vote" for their favorites in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This new addition is based on feedback from you!
The winning design of a humanoid robot will be custom built and sent to the designer (valued in parts and labor at $4,000) + $800 cash
$450 cash and GrabCAD shirt and bottle
$250 cash and GrabCAD shirt and bottle
GrabCAD shirt and bottle
GrabCAD shirt and bottle
The jury will consist of Robosavvy and GrabCAD experts.
Hosting the most popular online community for humanoid robot builders and with a wide range of products including humanoid robots, 3D printers, DIY electronics and sensors, RoboSavvy is a leading source of materials and knowledge in the area, developing robots for the education, entertainment and research markets, selling parts needed for creative making of robots and gadgets. RoboSavvy is developing the most advanced 1m tall research humanoid robot platform and the first acrobatic 3D printable humanoid robot.