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title: "Poppy Torso"
description: "An open-source humanoid robot torso. More affordable than the Poppy Humanoid, it is suitable for uses in educational, associative and makers contexts"
cover_title: "Poppy Torso: a variation of the Poppy Humanoid robot"
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Poppy Torso is a variation of the <a href="{{ site.baseurl }}/en/robots/poppy-humanoid">Poppy Humanoid</a> robot. It is an open-source humanoid robot torso which can be installed easily on tabletops. More affordable than the Poppy Humanoid, it is an ideal medium to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Like Poppy Humanoid, Poppy Torso is an open-source robot (both hardware and software), using 3D printed parts and Dynamixel servomotors, known for their reliability.
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The robot is attached to a suction pad with lever arm to ensure the utmost stability. The suction pad and the fastening nuts are included in the kit.
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Poppy Torso can be programmed using web-visual programming tools such as Snap!, a variation of Scratch.<br>Snap! allows rich event-based concurrent programming. It also allows beginners to discover programming, or artists to program interactive behaviors.
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<h3>Student project example</h3>
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Beyond learning programming and mechatronics, Poppy Torso can be used in learning to design human-machine interaction, such as in assistive robotics projects. The <a href="{{ site.baseurl }}/{{ page.lang }}/projects/cherry">Cherry Project</a> is such a successful example, where a group of students explored how to use Poppy Torso to assist children in hospitals.
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The Poppy Torso kit is distributed by Génération Robots.
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<a href="http://www.generationrobots.com/en/281-robot-poppy-torso" class="large success button">Order your Poppy Torso</a>
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Alternatively, you can aggregate all components needed by your own, using the latest <a href="{{ site.data.links.bom.torso }}">bill of material</a>.
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