Rapiro is easy to assemble! All you need to build is two screwdrivers and follow the simple step-by-step instructions.
Not a programmer? Not a problem! Rapiro comes with a pre-programmed controller board which works right after assembling.
The controller board is Arduino compatible and you can program it using the Arduino IDE. Your Rapiro could dance or sweep your desk if you program it to do so.
Rapiro has unlimited possibilities for expansion! By installing a Raspberry Pi and sensors, you can add more functions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, image recognition and everything inbetween.
Rapiro comes with a total of 12 servo motors, one for its neck and waist, four for the two feet, and the final six for its two arms. The torques of the six servos in the neck, waist and two feet, are 2.5kgf-cm(35ozf-in). The torques of six servos in the two arms are 1.5kgf-cm(21ozf-in). Both operating speeds are 0.12 sec/60°. Both maximum angles are 180°
Rapiro's eyes can light up brightly by RGB LEDs. You can give a full facial expression to Rapiro, by programming its eye color.
The controller board works like an Arduino board, and it can be reprogrammed using Arduino IDE. Rapiro is not only for those who have programming skills but also for beginners. Arduino is a combination of an 8-bit AVR based microcontroller board and C++ like development environment (Arduino IDE).
If you want more functions, you could get it by installing a Raspberry Pi (sold seprately) inside the Rapiro. Raspberry Pi can be programmed with a wide variety of programming languages for Linux. Depending on your programming, your Rapiro could give you message notifications with Wi-Fi enabled or could protect your home as a security robot using a camera module!
Before purchasing Rapiro, please understand what is included and what is not included in this kit.