When it comes to designing humanoid robot, your robot should look consistent from head to bottom. There are some dos and don’ts rules as well as various styles and approaches. Plasticpals tried to apply those rules for PAL Robotics’ contest to design their forthcoming humanoid robot, REEM-C.
REEM-C has a beautiful helmet that can be used to conceal the microphones. The face has been designed to be minimalist since not any of PAL Robotics’ earlier robot designs have integrated eyelids, brows or lips. The REEM-C logo serves as the chief indicator light and aids to brand the robot; however, it can change color in order to signify the robot’s internal status. Its shoulder joints are capable of rolling 90 degrees into this position even without the upper arm stabbing on the shoulder. Since the fingers are covered in semi-translucent rubber, they appear to be in lighter color.
Designer : Plasticpals
REEM-C’s elbow joint takes its inspiration from the SONY ORIO and is capable of bending even further. Its upper back is a concave oval from where the back-facing camera goes, whose main purpose is to track things going on behind it. In order to hide internal mechanisms, the back of the legs fold inside the calve just like the folding elbow. The legs are capable of rolling and twisting up to 90 degrees at the hip that would allow it to revolve 90 degrees to either right or left in just 2 steps.
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