DORA stands for Dora Opensource Robot Assistant, which is a recursive name. DORA project is a OSHW(Open Source Hardware)
project that aims at bring family-affordable personal robot assistant to life by 2027. The robot should be human-scale, and do real human jobs such as cooking or washing dishes. The name was inspired by a Japanese cartoon character Doraemon
, who is a robotic cat manufactured in Sept. 3rd, 2112.
The Purpose (Mission)
- Cheap service robot research platform.
- Able to deploy simple human scale task, such as dishwashing.
These are the targets we want to meet
- tactile sensor for robotic hand and other general use.
- low-cost robotic arm which does real human work.
- low-cost robotic hand, assembled with tactile sensor, which does human work.
- Robot torso which holds two arms and 1 RGBD sensor together.
- Moving platform with (DIY) laser scanner doing SLAM.
This is how our organisation will gain.
- We are open to anybody who is interested in this project, anybody can join, and we need more contributors to make this dream come true faster!
- By giving talks in any possible situation, we're increasing DORA project's exposure as much as possible.
Main: A human-sized robot which will do everyday house/office work for you.
Side Goal: A robot that can replicate itself.
- Loading dish washer.
- Wash dishes by hand.
- Cooking by recipe.
- Tactile sensor.
- Motor driver.
- Torque sensor.
- Rotation encoder.
- Robotic arm with 10kg near payload and 5kg fully stretch out payload..
- 4 Finger robotic hand with a maximum of 5kg holding force.
- Laser scanner.
- Moving robot platform.
- ROS Package of doing misc tasks.
- Total budget for prototype is below $30,000.
- First prototype need to be developed before May, 2014.
- The robot might not be too safe working together with human, due to the low cost and lack of sensors. But it is perfect ok for researchers working on the robot and figuring out how to use and improve it, how to make the robot fit their own needs.
- The robot might work slow at first several edition, but it works.
- The robot might need external power for continuous running at first.