COPEDO-ING WITH TEENS
This robot prototype called Copedo was developed at the Universität
Bonn, Institute for Computer Science VI, Autonomous Intelligent Systems
with the support of the RoboCup Federation and the Korean company
Robotis to promote the TeenSize class of the Humanoid League. It is
equipped with six DOF per leg, three DOF per arm, and has a two DOF
neck. The main computer has a dual-core processor. One of two wide-angle cameras can be placed in the head.
Copedo is 114 cm tall and weighs about 8 kg. Its first competition
was RoboCup 2012 in Mexico, where it (with Dynaped) won the TeenSize
soccer tournament, the technical challenges, and the Louis Vuitton Best
The TeenSize League’s minimum height requirement has gradually
risen over the years to 90 cm (just shy of three feet). Building a robot that
can reliably walk, kick, and stand up from a fall at this height is more
challenging than it sounds; only five teams qualified to compete this year.
The TeenSize-OP has a total of 20 degrees of freedom, powered by
Robotis Dynamixel actuators. Each leg has six MX-106s; each arm has
three MX-64s; and the neck has two MX-64s. It runs the ROS middleware
on a ZBOX Nano (1.6 GHz dual-core AMD Fusion processor with 4 GB
RAM, SSD, WLAN, USB 3.0, and HDMI ports) and a Robotis CM-730
subcontroller powered by LiPo batteries. It also features two Logitech
C905 cameras with wide-angle lenses.
With the help of the community, Team NimbRo
www.nimbro.net/Humanoid/robots.html) would like
to build modules for visual perception (of the game
situation), robot state estimation, inverse kinematics,
omnidirectional walking, motion generation, basic soccer
skills, robot communication, and game control (by the
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