World's coolest shadow boxing robot
With love, from Olin College's 2019 Principles of Engineering class
Real Steel uses the Microsoft Kinect to perform real-time pose estimation for an immersive shadow boxing experience. Never before has a robot felt so similar to humans.
The Real Steel shadow-boxing robots come with 8 degrees of freedom: 2 arms with shoulders and elbows and a base that allows the robot to bob and weave like no boxing robot before it.
With 8 motors, 4 custom slew bearings, 4 gears, custom encoder and quadrature boards, the Real Steel bots are mechabots of awesome in under just $250.