Manoi AT01 ('AT' stands for 'Athlete') features highly flexible RCB-3 controller and precision digital servos from Kondo. It can execute amazingly smooth, natural movements and responds almost instantaneously to your commands. It has been designed for the hobbyists and experimenters.
The MANOI-AT01 is driven by 17 servos that provide 17 degrees of freedom (DOF): 5 in each leg, 3 in each arm, and 1 for its head. The 17 DOFs give MANOI a remarkable range of motions: walking, running, back somersaults, forward somersaults, push ups, cartwheels, step climbing, football kicking, martial arts, dancing.
The RCB-3 controller has analog inputs, so additional sensors such as gyros can easily be integrated into your robot.
Builders of Manoi AT01 can take advantage of a wide range of Kondo accessories (like remote control).
kit that requires assembly. It contains numerous plastic parts, matchbox-size motors, twisted wiring, tiny screws etc. The 100 page manual is a good help and the robot can be built in one day. The shell pieces, which snap onto the chassis, can be painted and customized to give your Manoi humanoid more unique personality.
Manoi robot connects to a computer through a computer's USB port. Its software - the HeartToHeart 3 Motion Editor Application - works only on computers running Microsoft Windows XP/2000. It allows you to set the moves of each motor by dragging what looks like a bar-graph for each one. Each motion is represented by a box on your computer screen. To map out Manoi's movements, you draw lines connecting the boxes, using your mouse. The speed of moving from one position to another can also be set with a click.
The software can also be used to execute any user-developed, higher-level application.