Pôle Léonard de Vinci’s robotics association is taking part in the InMoov adventure, a collaborative open source project enabling the 3D printing of a humanoid robot, its construction and programming.
InMoov is the first DIY open source robot one can print in 3D, build and program. The InMoov project was launched in 2012 by French sculptor and designer Gaël Langevin. It has been developed ever since by a worlwide community of robotics enthusiasts.
The concept? A human-sized anthropomorphic robot, replicable on a basic 3D printer and then assembled and programmed. A great way to develop robotic applications on a budget and get familiar with this specific world.
Discover InMoov and learn more about DaVinciBot
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At engineering school ESILV, the InMoov project is led by DaVinciBot, the robotics association, which competes, among other things, in the annual French Robotics Competition. Five engineering students work on the InMoov robot.
A few figures about the humanoid robot InMoov: 290 parts, 600 hours of 3D impression at the DeVinci FabLab and 400 hours dedicated to assembling and programming.
As for technics, DaVinciBot members use software such as SolidWorks or Catia for modelling and the open source software Myrobotlab to control the robot and its actions.
Once the robot will be completed, the association plans on improving it, particularly by adding a facial recognition feature and the capacity to communicate and interact with an audience.
There are currently almost a thousand InMoov robots all over the world and a community driven by the passion of robotics and the will to share knowledge and open source values.