A new hobby humanoid robot called JUNIMOTION is due to go on sale early next quarter by South Korean manufacturer Robotro. The kit has a unique dual-servo attachment structure, simple wiring with fewer cables, and durable frame brackets. The JUNICON controller board can connect to 255 serial servos and has 32 PWM slots, communicates through RS-232 and USB, and has connections for LEDs, audio, and sensors.
The robot stands 39cm tall, weighs 2.8kg, has a 3-axis gyro sensor, can be controlled via Bluetooth, and has an operating time of 20~30 minutes. It has a total of 23 DOF and an odd ring-like head which makes it easy to pick up and move around. The price is still a secret, but given the cost of the servos it will likely be in the $4000 USD range.
The JUNISERVO JS-R7 is the company’s proprietary actuator with serial connections or standard PWM with the following specs:
- torque: 30 kg/cm
- speed: 0.16 degrees/sec
- operating voltage: 4.0~8.4V
- weight: 60g
- dimensions: 20.7 x 41.4 x 41.4 (mm)
- price: 187,000 KRW ($162 USD)
Don’t miss the impressive demonstration video after the break.