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Sphere♥
02-11-2006, 06:53 PM
Anybody try to rig the free Honda Asimo (http://www.honda.co.jp/WebPlamo/asimo/index.html) robot? The DXF version comes in pretty clean, just need to fix the normals. Other free Honda models (http://www.honda.co.jp/WebPlamo/) available, mostly vehicles, but also the P2 robot.

Me109
02-14-2006, 07:38 AM
hey Sphere.. I did just that.. whipped up a rig for the little fella.. fun fun.. after animating the little dude... I wondered just how honda gets the guy to walk in the first place...

http://www.jamietelford.com/stuff/Asimo_Walk.jpg


Heres a little Quicktime movie

Asimo_01.mov (http://www.jamietelford.com/stuff/Asimo_01.mov)


:)

Sphere♥
02-16-2006, 04:34 AM
Wow! Nice job Me109, I really like your animation, appears like you did that quickly, well done. Cool. :thumbsup:

You seem to already understand quite well how it moves. But Honda has a web site with some details and Asimo movies (http://asimo.honda.com/inside_asimo.asp).

Me109
02-17-2006, 12:32 AM
Thanks Sphere.. this little guy is heap so fun to animate... I almost got the movement of all the joints right.. except for the Hips.. I have to add an extra one.. L / R



DEGREES OF FREEDOM (for human joints)

HEAD 52 kg 2DOF
ARM Shoulder Joint (F/B,U/D,RT) 3DOF
Elbow Joint (F/B) 1DOF
Wrist Joint (RT) 1DOF

5DOF X 2 arms = 10DOF

HAND 5 Fingers (Grasping) 1DOF

1DOF X 2 hands = 2DOF

LEG Hip Joint (F/B,L/R,RT) 3DOF
Knee Joint (F/B) 1DOF
Ankle Joint (F/B,L/R) 2DOF

6DOF X 2 legs = 12DOF

F/B : Forward/Backward U/D : Up/Down
L/R : Left/Right RT : Rotation DOF : Degrees of Freedom

source: http://asimo.honda.com/asimo_specifications.asp



thanks for the link! ;)

Me109
02-17-2006, 03:15 AM
Here's a run cycle... I watch the video of him really running at 6km per hour.. so this run is kinda unrealistic for the little guy..

http://www.jamietelford.com/weblog/wp-images/asimo/Asimo_Run.jpg



Heres the animation (http://www.jamietelford.com/weblog/wp-images/asimo/Asimo_Run_sml.mov)

cheers

Sphere♥
02-17-2006, 04:40 AM
Again, wow, looks great, nice animation. That is one confident little Asimo, the real Asimo does seem to be a lot more deliberate and cautious. But making Asimo more athletic and lively is part of the fun (and I imagine what Honda is actually striving for). Great work, keep it up.

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