iCub is a robot which looked like a child.
iCub
iCub
L 104 cm
25 kg
Tethered
54
David Vernon
September 2004
Today
250.000 €

Capabilities

  • crawl
  • recognize objects
  • walk
  • ask questions
  • touch

Degrees of Freedom

In its final version, the robot has 53 actuated degrees of freedom organized as follows:

  • 7 in each arm
  • 9 in each hand (3 for the thumb, 2 for the index, 2 for the middle finger, 1 for the coupled ring and little finger, 1 for the adduction/abduction)
  • 6 in the head (3 for the neck and 3 for the cameras)
  • 3 in the torso/waist
  • 6 in each leg

Development Costs

The financing of the project by the union Europera was € 8.5 million. It is estimated that the total project cost is € 30 million.

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