Poppy Ergo Starter
Poppy Ergo Starter robot is a small and low cost 4-degree-of-freedom robot arm. It consists of very simple shapes which can be easily 3D printed with FDM printers and laser cutted.
It works with Dynamixel XL-320 motors, and a Raspberry Pi for control.
It comes with three tools:
- a lampshade
- a grasper
- a pen holder
The Poppy Ergo Starter is ideal to start manipulating robots and learn robotic without difficulties.
It is particularly well suited for educational purposes (cheap, simple to assemble, and easily controllable) or can be a very nice desk decoration for geeks and makers...
You can share your experience, new design, ideas or questions on the Poppy project forum.
All the technological development work made in the Poppy project is freely available under open source licenses. Only the name usage "Poppy" is restricted and protected as an international trademark, please contact us if you want to use it or have more information.
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The Poppy project history
The Poppy project was born in 2012 in the Flowers laboratory at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest. It was initiated during Matthieu Lapeyre's PhD Thesis surpervised by Pierre Yves Oudeyer. At the beginning, the development team was composed by Matthieu Lapeyre (mechanics & design), Pierre Rouanet (software) and Jonathan Grizou (electronics).
This project is initially a fundamental research project financed by ERC Grant Explorer to explore the role of embodiement and morphology properties on cognition and especially on the learning of sensori-motor tasks.