Hitec Robonova

robotHitec Robotics is proud to announce ROBONOVA-I. This exciting new humanoid robot offers educators, students and robotic hobbyists a complete robot package. The stable ROBONOVA-I can walk, run, do flips, cartwheels, dance moves and once programmed, is ready to compete in any Robo One Class “J” competition. Available two ways: as a kit, so you can enjoy building your robot yourself; or as a pre-assembled, “RTW” (Ready to Walk) robot.

Your ROBONOVA-I kit was designed for easy assembly in 6 to 8 hours using only a screwdriver.

This fully articulating, 12″ high, mechanical man is controlled with 16 powerful HSR-8498HB digital servos built specifically for the ROBONOVA-I by Hitec. These custom servos feature “set pin” locking of the servo arms for easy assembly, over-voltage current protection, super strong Karbonite gear trains and “feedback” technology for simple programming.

Micom Board with Flexible Interface. The control board is the heart of the ROBONOVA-I. Secured to the back of the robot under a strong plastic case, the control board can operate up to 24 servos and 16 accessory modules. Optional devices will eventually include gyros, acceleration sensors, speech synthesis modules and operational devices such as Bluetooth controllers and R/C transmitters and receivers. This flexible and sophisticated interface allows the user to customize ROBONOVA-I into the robot of their dreams.

The custom gold anodized metal servo brackets serve as strong and lightweight exoskeleton. ROBONOVA-I also features durable plastic body case components that protect the control board and battery from damage.

Powering the ROBONOVA-I is a 5 cell, environmentally friendly NiMH rechargeable battery that delivers around 1 hour of operational time. Other battery options can include 7.4 volt 2 cell Lithium Polymer battery packs when used with a 6 volt regulator. The included D/C to D/C charger features a protection circuit to help prevent battery charging mishaps.

How it works:

The Key – “Easy to Operate”
ROBONOVA-1, Robot Programming Made Easy. Users of this exciting robot package have an opportunity to learn robot technology first hand. Programming is simple with the supplied RoboScript and RoboBasic software via the included PC interface cable.

Flexible Applications for All Users in the kit
Beginners to robot programming technology will be pleased to use the supplied RoboScript programming software. Without knowing any programming language at all users can create operational subroutines with the click of a mouse. Use the RoboRemocon software to control your ROBONOVA-1 with the operational data created with RoboScript.

RoboBasic
RoboBasic is a programming tool based on the BASIC programming language and is provided for the more advanced users. Containing specific commands for simple robot operation, RoboBasic can also be used in conjuction with RoboScript to increase the performance of the supplied Micom controller board.

Catch & Play Function
Easy Programming Technique
The simplest way to program ROBONOVA-1 is with the “catch and play” function. Using RoboScript or RoboBasic, just move the robot into any position and click the mouse to “capture” that position. Move the robot into another position and repeat the process. The software then links these “captured” positions and once activated, smoothly transitions the robot’s movements through these programmed positions.

Functional Extensions
ROBONOVA-1 can be retrofitted with several accessory modules and ancillary items to customize its functionality. By adding additional servos and brackets, the head and waist can turn and “gripping” hands can be used. Gyros, acceleration sensors, speech functions, R/C control accessories and more can also be added as they become available.

Features

  • MR-3024 Micro controller board for 24 servos
  • Sixteen HSR-8498HB servos
  • Re-chargeable NiMH battery and charger
  • Robo Basic programming software and manual
  • PC Serial port programming interface cable
  • RoboRemoCon IR controller