The PREMIUM Kit is the next generation of the successful Comprehensive Kit. New features includes Gyro (with Dynamic Walk Balancing), LiPo batteries, new Micro Controller (with 6 generic A/D ports for expansion), new Frame Materials, USB2Dynamixel and the RC100 Gamepad.
The Bioloid Robot Kit are designed as a modular, flexible robot platform allowing the construction of many different robot shapes. A unique feture of the Robot is its Dynamixel Protocol, a one-wire, daisy-chain digital bus that connects all servos. The kit includes 18 servos (Degrees of Freedom) an can be assembled in a variety of ways.
The included AX-12 servos offer high torque (14 kgf.cm) and reliability a and are one of today’s most popular servos among Robot enthusiasts.
Throughout the years the Bioloid Kit has proven to be one of the most flexible and advanced platforms being the choice of Beginners, Hobbyists and Research Institutions Worldwide for it’s high quality, flexibility and advanced technology.
Moving below, we’ll be highlighting the new features that make this Robot one of the most complete and flexible robot kits and the best Bioloid designed to date.
New Gyro Sensor for Walk Balancing
The kit comes with a 2 axis Gyro that connects directly to the Dynamixel Bus and offers real time XY information.
This Gyro is used for Dynamic Walk Balancing (Full source code for Dynamic Balancing is written in Roboplus Task and available for enhancement and modification).
New Powerful Programming Tools
Roboplus is the new Software Suite used by the Bioloid PREMIUM Kit. It represents a leap forward from the previous Motion Editor and Behavior Control Program previously used by the Comprehensive Kit and is light years ahead of many competing Robot Kits.
- RoboPlus Task to develop Autonomous Behaviors for the RobotAlthough this is a graphical tool, designed to be accessible, it uses the constructs of a structured programming language like C.
You can use LOOPs, IFs, and FUNCTIONS letting you learn all about the basics of programming.
In addition, RoboPlus Task includes a unique CALLBACK function (called every 8 ms) in a Task Switching style approach. This function can be used to make real time adjustments of walk and motions based on sensorial feedback from sensors including the new 6 axis IMU.The tool is ideal for all those who want to learn (or teach) but it is also very appealing for Advanced Users as it allows the rapid prototyping of very sophisticated logic without the need to use WinAVR C to develop a custom firmware.
- RoboPlus ManagerDesigned to manage your Robot, this tool brings together all the features of Firmware Management and Dynamixel bus debug and interaction.
It offers a unique view of all devices on the Dynamixel bus letting you view (and edit) the various parameters of each device in real time.
- RoboPlus TerminalThis is the classic Robotis Terminal where you can interact directly with the Robot.
In addition, it can be used to view Debug information from RoboPlus Task Programs. User Debug information can also be created by the user by using the PRINT command in RoboPlus.