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02-10-2009, 10:12 AM
:) :o

02-10-2009, 11:08 AM
The response time of the Humanoid is very fast, What are the funtionalities this can perform

02-10-2009, 11:11 AM
hi videos are really amazing...And thanks for helping me to know more about humanoids..keep in touch...so i want to know more about robotics.can u plz help me..thanks in advnce

02-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Hey i wud like to know what brand of servo motors are used in genus......is it hitec or futaba...........i also wanted to know if they are analog or digital servos....

02-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Hey these humanoids have won seraral international awards in robo soccer competitions

02-12-2009, 08:51 PM
Good videos.

Found Prof Prehlad Vadakkepat's home page - Inventor of Manus, Genus & Manus TLR


02-12-2009, 10:12 PM
Manus Inventor?????
Its the work of a whole lot of his students and others, according to what I heard and read on the Net.

...and they cost Lakhs ( $25,000, last I saw) !!! And for what?? Many colleges have bought the Manus, and are claiming that THEY designed it , too! Whats going on ?????

Have you guys heard of the KHR-2HV ?? Costs about $1000. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqlawTD_9B0

....and FIRA India is a 1 man show??? I dont see any organisation or address so far anywhere. Looks like Robhatah is the whole and sole owners of FIRA India. The FIRA India and the Bangalore Robocup is SOooo hush-hush!!

And please stop posting with different names on this Forum!!!! :evil:

It is SO obvious- that you are ALL one and the same person :evil:
( no, not you, Vigyan!)

There is no need to do hard marketing of Manus and other robos with false names and games......

02-12-2009, 11:26 PM
It was quite too obvious that the robatah guys are posting with different names.

Nothing against them, but the winner of so much awards doesnt have to do this.

going into the technical stuff - i have seen both manus and genus personally, but i dont think they can be compared with the KHRs when it comes to stability, price and aesthetics. I mean, the KHRs are too good @ less than 1500 USD.

Manus used HS5995s (or was it 5955??)last time i saw it, a year or two back. with the cmu cam and the ISOpod, it comes to 2500USD without the frame. I think that was on sale for 14000 USD, as i learn from the link:


I would give my vote to the KHRs, or is there something that i dont see?

I remember someone posting at RI a KHR video long time back, was it vivek?
somersaults, and dances.

you can get the kit priced at 1299 USD.. assemble, and there you are.

02-15-2009, 05:51 PM
Sorry guys, there are some people out there, who is doing this to spoil the reputation of the company.
well, KHRs, I have also seen. For a humanoid it is necessary that, the body and the legs are in proportions of that of a humanoid. Thats what made Honda Asimov a humanoid and Mech RC a toy.In the case of KHRs the big and thick legs make it stable, which is not proportional to the body. I dont call it a proper humanoid. Well in this case, my votes goes to bioloid.
I think, people should start reading more on International journal on humanoid robotics, understand why stanford, NUS, Harbin, Woohan and many other universities are associated with Robhatah. and Plastic geared servomotors cost only INR 600, stop judging the quality of the humanoid on the basis of the flips, or functionalities it can perform.
The comparison is wrong, If you had compared the Nimbros, or osakas or many other humanoids, I could have understood that, The comments are valid. In KHRs, or Bioloid's or Mech RC's case, they are not valid

02-15-2009, 08:47 PM
"All the things you do come back to you"

nice one, but I dont see why !!!

02-15-2009, 09:16 PM
I agree with docel, Inventor is related with patents and technologies, Manus is an implementation of lots of technologies, not an invention. Sorry Vigyan.

@ docel : Please list any university who claimed that they designed the Manus. And what is this Bangalore Robocup. I visited bangaloreroboticstripod.com, Its good. But I am confused, Their last activity seems to be in 2007. Is there any other URL ??

02-18-2009, 01:18 AM
Sorry guys, there are some people out there, who is doing this to spoil the reputation of the company.

No one was trying to spoil the reputation of "the" company. All reviews have an open mind, NOT intentional to spoil a reputation. It all depends on the users point of view.

No student would want to jump into manus, or genus, for study, because its not at all affordable to them. And as you admit it, they are not probably designed for the student community.

If that is the case, what was the need of such a series of posting in this thread? that too, in a forum thats used mainly by undergraduate students?

No student , can directly jump into high end robotics, or a humanoid, so even if they want to start on, they would obviously go for affordable ones to start on. I dont think there are much of "high end" researchers (like what you mentioned - stanford etc) who uses this forum, (though i seriously wish they were a couple of them using the forums) so any review of your robot will be subject to the requirement of the reviewer.

And no one said plastic gear motors 600 rs worth are being used in humanoids!!!!

So dont take things personally, it happens when somebody try a bit too hard to advertise something, or atleast, when it seems so.

Please dont worry about my signature, and if you cant understand that, it was probably never meant for you !!

02-18-2009, 10:59 AM
Probably its you who are taking things personally, when I said, someone is trying to spoil the reputation, I meant people, who has registered with names similar to mine, not you.

Probably that is the first reason for you to post a reply like that. Well I agree and disagree to your review on humanoids, but as you said, reviews depend on individuals. Students in many cases jump into humanoids, not because of anything else, but because of their specific interest in some specific research areas. Being a member here for a lot of time now, I feel, you know too well about humanoids and the scopes of research in a humanoid.

" it happens when somebody try a bit too hard to advertise something, or atleast, when it seems so. " Nothing against you, but don't you feel, This is personal.

Hey sorry about your signature. After posting that thread , I came to realize that, that is how you post !!!

And about this "And no one said plastic gear motors 600 rs worth are being used in humanoids!!!!",,,,,,, I thought I would let you know. Well to be very honest with you, I don't take things personally at all. Crictisisms makes you stronger, so I would like you to crictisise.