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Avatar G1

The avatar is a physical, full-scale humanoid robot controlled wirelessly across the internet by a human operator equipped with a compact on-body interface. See, hear, touch, and interact anywhere in the world in real-time.

Overview

The Avatar G1 project is the design and implementation effort towards a first-generation avatar-operator system with turn-key usability, human-like performance, industrial reliability, and standard commercial availability.

Avatars are a key step on the world technology tree that significantly improves the safety, convenience, and efficiency of on-site/off-site operations. Avatars are highly versatile. They can save tremendous amounts of time, improve task consistency, and offer super-human capabilities across broad commercial and consumer applications. Avatar technology enables cost-effective A-Z automation of common tasks such as dishwashing and laundry. Piloted operation is the key to quickly training useful autonomous AI. Avatars are also especially suited for dangerous and long-distance activities that normally incur significant human risk and commute time.

As costs decrease, wireless connectivity improves (range/latency/bandwidth), and batteries endure longer, we expect that avatars will populate and integrate into the modern landscape (urban to rural), exciting a new era of work and play.

The avatar-operator system has 4 key high-level elements:

  1. Application Environment: Avatar Robot, AC-DC Power Supply, Battery Packs and Charger, ...
  2. Control Environment: Operator, Suit, Control Panel, ...
  3. Utility Servers: Connection Bridge, Cloud Storage/Processing
  4. Supporting Infrastructure: Electric Power, Cable Telecom, Satellite Telecom, Mobile Telecom, ...

Specifications

Overview

Avatar Robot Size (operation) TBD
Avatar Robot Weight Under 80kg
Operator Equipment Size (storage) TBD
Operator Equipment Weight Under 20kg
Video Sense Dual CMOS with HDR, LFM
Audio Sense TBD
Audio Output TBD
Haptic Sense TBD
Lifting Payload (Per Arm) TBD
Movement Speed TBD
Operating Noise TBD
Shipping Package Count 2
Shipping Package 1 Weight (Avatar) TBD
Shipping Package 2 Weight (Operator) TBD

Mechanical

Avatar Structure Aluminum 6061-T651, Impact-Resistant Plastic
Avatar Shell TBD
Avatar Joints A4 Stainless Steel (SAE 316), Hard Anodized Aluminum 6061-T651 (MIL-A-8625 Type 3 Class 1)
Avatar Joint Bearings Zero-Maintenance (no lubrication, replaceable), Mould-Free (ISO 846-A) Polymer
Operator External Controller Case IP67, ATA 300, ASTM D4169, MIL-STD-810F, -29C to 60C (operating)

Electrical

Maximum Power 1.5kW
Battery Capacity TBD
Normal Run-time (On Battery) TBD
Primary Voltage SELV 48VDC
Power Architecture Fully Regulated Intermediate Bus (FR-IBA)
Power Connectors RoHS, REACH SVHC, UL 94V-0, Glow Wire
Independent Safety ECU Yes, with 8-channel power control and auxiliary interface

Software

Avatar Central OS Embedded Linux, Debian-based
Operator Central OS Embedded Linux, Debian-based
Real-Time Processing Real-Time Linux, FreeRTOS
Real-Time Interconnect CAN (2.0B), CAN-FD, EtherCAT

Assorted

Avatar Unassisted Fall Recovery Time Under 5s
Operator Suit Wear Time Under 30s
Operator Link Sequence Time Under 10s

Resources