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The most advanced amateur humanoid robot project

Hi LMR!

This is the MAAHR project. MAAHR stands for Most Advanced Amateur Humanoid Robot. The goal is to design, build and program a robot which is similar sophisticated as ASIMO. The project is completely open source, everybody can participate. I'll sponsor MAAHR with 15000USD for hard-, software and logistic.

MAAHR's specifications so far:

moves according spoken commands and comment it
Using a
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Listen to spoken commands or EMG and move accordingly
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roams around on rough terrain and avoids objects or overcomes them
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Rhex

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