The integration and realisation of the distributed edutainment biped humanoid robot
by An-Ping Wang, Pau-Lo Hsu
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 36, No. 2, 2009

Abstract: To achieve 'education in entertainment', this research has integrated mechanical design, manufacturing technologies, network-based synchronisation, and control technologies of an edutainment robot. With proper integrations, the distributed-control environment for a biped humanoid robot has been developed in five aspects: robot mechanism; joint servo actuator; main robot controller; ZigBee network; virtual-reality host interface. Furthermore, the authors propose three enhancements of the distributed-control protocol to improve robot agility. The results indicate that the barriers between modern technology and cost to develop a edutainment humanoid robot can be overcome with the proposed mechatronics modules.

Online publication date: Thu, 13-Aug-2009

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