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Robotics 2016, 5(1), 1; doi:10.3390/robotics5010001

HBS-1: A Modular Child-Size 3D Printed Humanoid

Humanoid, Biorobotics and Smart Systems Laboratory (HBS Lab), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson TX 75080, USA
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Received: 6 November 2015 / Revised: 23 December 2015 / Accepted: 4 January 2016 / Published: 13 January 2016
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An affordable, highly articulated, child-size humanoid robot could potentially be used for various purposes, widening the design space of humanoids for further study. Several findings indicated that normal children and children with autism interact well with humanoids. This paper presents a child-sized humanoid robot (HBS-1) intended primarily for children’s education and rehabilitation. The design approach is based on the design for manufacturing (DFM) and the design for assembly (DFA) philosophies to realize the robot fully using additive manufacturing. Most parts of the robot are fabricated with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) using rapid prototyping technology. Servomotors and shape memory alloy actuators are used as actuating mechanisms. The mechanical design, analysis and characterization of the robot are presented in both theoretical and experimental frameworks. View Full-Text
Keywords: humanoid; mechanical design; actuators; manufacturing; 3D printing humanoid; mechanical design; actuators; manufacturing; 3D printing
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Wu, L.; Larkin, M.; Potnuru, A.; Tadesse, Y. HBS-1: A Modular Child-Size 3D Printed Humanoid. Robotics 2016, 5, 1.

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