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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
cooling fan sensor
2 electric motors
7 hitech servos
2 pneumatic micropistons
2 pneumatic pistons
|Control Method||Power Source|
|PC via Radio modem||Battery|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|Intel 80x86||Windows 95/98/NT/2K/CE...|
|Time to build||Cost to build|
|URL for more information|
Antropomophic Entertainment Walking Animatronics
Virtus is an Anthropomorphic Entertainment Robot equipped with a pneumatic system and with an ultra-sound radar for obstacles' or presence's survey. Pneumatic system consists of a micropump placed in the central part of the robot's chest (Heart) and operated by an electric DC motor. Microvalves, operated by Hobby Servos, assure the movement of 4 pneumatic micropistons 2 for pliers' movement, 2 for the opening of the front shield, necessary to enter the mechanisms ruling the extremities' movement.
Virtus 998 is equipped with 7 Servo-controls + 2 electric DC Motors, assuring together the Robot's movements.
Virtus 998 is completely controlled through Computer by an easy programm for Windows 95/98 S.O.
On board electronics