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MAKI's head, eyes, and eyelids move independently using six servo motors. The robot is controlled by an Arbotix Robocontroller or Arduino. It can be connected to a PC and open-source software, its webcam can be used to perform face recognition, object tracking, speech recognition, and text-to-speech – all essential for basic human-robot interaction (HRI) studies.
MAKI is modular in design, which means that parts on MAKI can be easily replaced or upgraded. The minimum build size is 150mm x 150mm x 140mm, allowing smaller desktop 3D printers to print a MAKI robot.
The goal of MAKI is to give hobbyist, researchers and students a platform to develop and share useful applications on. MAKI is intended to be open source. MAKI can range in uses from a simple animatronic head to an advanced HRI research platform. MAKI has an embedded USB webcam and microphone. Using a PC, MAKI is capable of vision processing with the help of paid software such as RoboRealm and open source software such as OpenCV.
MAKI is compatible with software such as ROS, Pypose and RoboRealm. MAKI can also be used with Arduino IDE. More advanced users familiar with ROS can take advantage of libraries and tools such as the arbotix_python package to help give MAKI actual intelligence.
Contains all the files needed to 3D-print the MAKI robot.
PDF with the instructions to assemble the MAKI robot.
Contains all the components needed to develop the MAKI robot.
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