ATOM-1.0 Humanoid Robot Vision.
It is important in today’s modern age of technology to have pioneers pushing forward to reach greater achievements. The robotics pioneer must have a vision, determination and not be easily discouraged by lack of project funding or criticism. Without great tech thinkers whose vision been before their time, where would our current technology stand.
Facing great challenges of pioneering new technologies can be a very painstaking process, one such pioneer is Dan Mathias, a Robotics Scientist whose background entails Engineering degrees in the disciplines of Industrial Electronics, Robotics and Control systems and 35+ years of building robots.
The ATOM 1.0 humanoid project is advancing robotics to support the needs in many fields and will solve many dangerous jobs humans need not do any more.
1: Mankind in space on mars or moon exploration missions, 2: Healthcare and care-taking , 3: Commercial and Industrial manufacturing, 4: Hazardous rescue activities, 5: Chemical and biological disposal applications, 6: Home and national Security,
With the introduction of the ATOM humanoid robot and with this new advanced technology we can create Hi-Tech jobs for the USA that can't be exported, robots and men working hand in hand to make a better world.
ATOM, which stands for "Advanced Technology for Optimizing Motion," was build by Dan Mathias an Robotics Scientist an electrical/mechanical/software engineer.
ATOM 1.0 has Windows 7e, Linux Embedded and has over 50 degrees of freedom, hand made of aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber all hand build in the USA in the FutureBots humanoid Labs. Atom has many high powered Intel and Atmel processor units running the worlds most advanced operating systems as Win 7e, Arduino, Linux. Also Atom has advanced stereo vision system, Microsoft Kinect sensor and advanced walking system that imitates humans incorporating over 30+ motion sensors all over ATOM's body unit.
Basic system out look:
OS Windows 7 embedded, Linux embedded, Arduino
Intel Atom - 1.66 Ghz nano boards head
Intel i5 Quad core 2.6 Ghz ITX boards torso
NVIDIA Jetson TK1 motion co-processor
Microsoft HD Dual Stereo color Vision with
Kevlar - Fiberglass
6-Axis Force Sensors for feet
Ultrasonic range units
Microsoft Kinect sensor
Actuators DC Servo motor
HD Harmonic Drive motors
TI op-amps, Microchip A/D converters, Analog Devices Accelerometers
Power Dual Shorai 12-volt Li-ion polymer batteries
Cost: About 5 years full time of hard work, self funded, and lots of scourging for parts.
It is hard to sum up a complex project as the ATOM 1.0 in 500 words, it's a very complex multi year humanoid project from a small under funded small robotics lab, I hope in the future to build ATOM 2.0, thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest!