*Open Robotics University is powered by Google+ and it is the world’s first tuition

Open Robotics University is powered by Google+ and it is the world’s first tuition free engineering degree-granting university Is there anyone in the 3D Printing community that give us information on 3D printer that create 3D model that will be robust and stable enough for an advanced robotics platform? Or you may contribute as Mechanical or Electrical adviser or join us as a student.
Please visit our website http://www.openroboticsuniversity.net to view specification for DARPA Robotics Challenge and National Robotics Initiative Robots we are working on. Since we are open-source university, any individual can join our build team. Your comments on our projects or discussion about your projects are welcome. The winning prize for the competition is $2,000,000.00. You will have a share in the prize money, if you actively participate in our DARPA project. If you decide to study at our university, please complete the admission form on our website.
Please review the specification for ORU-DRD to start generating discussion on our “Open-Source Robotics” community page your for this project. Here is a link to DARPA page: (http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/about.php). Also see a link to Kawada Industries based in Japan (http://global.kawada.jp/mechatronics/hrp3.html)
We have been in talk with Kawada to provide us the HRP-3 Promet MK-II platform for our research to build our own version to meet DARPA goals. I think we can win the $2, 000000.00 prize.
Proposed Specification of ORU-DRR Robot:

  • The robot’s joints axes, electric devices, gear unit and power unit should be liquid and dust proof.
    *The robot should be about 6ft tall and weighs about 160 pounds.
  • The inner frame should be aluminum and the outer body wrap in fire resistance composite.
  • Multi-finger hands for effective handling of tools.
  • Integrate smooth gait generation and slip detection technology to enable robot to walk on low-friction surface. *Sophisticated whole body movement to be realized by AIST-developed “generalized ZMP” technology.
  • 42 Degrees of freedom – Head: 2 axes (pitch and yam); Arm: 7 axes (shoulder: 3, elbow: 1, wrist: 3) X 2; Hand: 6 axes x2; Waist 2 axes (pitch and yaw); Leg 6 axes x2.
  • Vision sensor: 4-lens stereo camera system for autonomous control; 4-lens stereo camera for remote control; scanning range finder. * Control system: Distributed control system; Network: Can (Controller Area Network – Mbps