Calling all techies: Meet the XR R1 hexapod
Chinese AI and robotics platform Shenzhen XiaoR Geek Technology recently launched its latest innovation on Kickstarter: the XR R1 hexapod, with an all-metal body, integrated camera, and AI lonliness. Six-legged electronic Robot designed withA high degree of maneuverability offers versatility of movements and actions, and can handle different environments and terrains nimbly,” Explain the company. With these flexible qualities, the hexapod can be used by any tech enthusiast – from novice to professional – and can be easily controlled using a smartphone, PC, or gamepad.
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360 degree movement with pre-programmed actions and services
Crawling along like a spider, the XR R1 Hexapod can gracefully execute 360-degree movement. Add to that with 12 pre-programmed movements, Robot BecomeA great tool for automated illustration and performance,” write the Team In Shenzhen XiaoR Geek Technology. Actions that the Hexapod can participate in include: warm up, run away, turn around, and provoke. The XR R1 is also equipped with 18 high-performance service and electronics features, allowing it to conquer the most complex terrain.
High degree of maneuverability
An open source bot available in three different models
More importantly, the six-legged crawler can perform various tasks thanks to the quad-core ARM [email protected] GHz processor, Robot-Eye 3.0 camera and AI programming source. On the one hand, ‘Using a powerful AI system, the XR R1 is capable of face recognition, color recognition, QR code recognition, line tracking and more,” Complete the team. On the other hand, equipped with the programming languages Python and C++, Hexapod acts as an open source device that tech-savvy users can customize and program the way they want, offering endless configurations.
Robot-Eye 3.0 Camera Benefits
To ensure any technician – professional or not – can enjoy the device, the company is offering three different versions of the XR Hexapod: the R1 Kickstarter Special Edition (starting at $899), the base E1 model (for $699), and finally the advanced J1 Jetson Nano ($1899). ). Mass production is expected to begin in January 2023, with the first shipment orders scheduled for February 2023.
The robot integrates 12 pre-programmed movements
For those interested, a user manual is available for download over here. Additionally, a full list of technical specifications for each proposed model (E1, R1 and J1) is detailed on the product’s Kickstarter page. The team also noted some of the risks and challenges related to shipping logistics (customs duties and regulations) and the possibility of a few’hidden obstaclesthat may appear during production.
The electronic features give it great adaptability
Potato: XR R1 Hexapod
the design: Shenzhen XiaoR Geek Technology Co., Ltd.
Size: 350 x 350 x 250 mm
Weight: 3.2 kg
Driving form: multi foot drive
main board: Raspberry PI 4B
Healer: Quad core ARM [email protected] gigahertz
Camera: Android Eye 3.0, 200 million pixels
Ports: USB 2.0 Micro-B, GPIO, 12C, 12sec, SPI, UART
Batteries: 8.4 V, 400 mA
steering drive: XR-S270
programming language: Python, C++
Material: aluminum and stainless steel
Full list of specifications: Available at Kickstarter