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BRL – Bert

BERT-1 (Bristol Elumotion Robotic Torso) is a self contained, fully automated Robotic Torso, designed and built by Elumotion to provide a robotic platform based on human anatomy at adult human scale. RT-1 is a highly articulated manipulating platform and includes novel dexterous hands that allow emulation of human gesturing.This anthopomorphic robot is designed to resabmle the human upper body and arms. Its degrees of freedom are approximately equal to humans’s upper limbs: 2 arms with 7 DOF each, plus 2 DOF shoulder and 2 DOF head.

Key features:
  • High flexibility and safety thanks to collision detection
  • Moving arms and grasping hands with human-like motion
  • Limited back-drivability compensated by advanced active compliance control and collision detection
Possible applications:
  • Anthropomorphic robot motion
  • Robot Human Interaction
  • Audio and verbal robot interaction

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureUniversity of the West of England
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
LocationColdharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
Unit of accessWorking day

Technical specifications

Total DOF:18
Collision detection:Yes
Human-like motion:Yes

Additional information

Additional information available here.