Ameca

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Overview

  • Designed specifically as a platform for development into future robotics technologies, Ameca is a humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction.
  • The Ameca pages in this wiki serve as an introduction, user guide, and cover technical aspects of Ameca and its operation.
  • For a more visual introduction to Ameca see our website

See also

Ameca videos and photos

Note: photos and videos are provided for reference only and subject to our copyright. They are not to be published or used further without permission from Engineered Arts Ltd.

Brochure and technical specification

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Download the Ameca Gen 2 Brochure (pdf) for:

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Download the Ameca In-depth Look (pdf) for:

  • In depth look at the head, eyes, face and mouth
  • Illustrations of the extended arm movement
  • Illustrations of the torso movement
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Download the Ameca Creation Process (pdf) for:

  • Step by step guide to the production process of Ameca

Degrees of movement

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Installation

Installation requirements

  • Suitable for indoor use only. Recommended room temperature: 10°C - 30°C, relative humidity: 45% - 60%
  • Standard domestic mains power in the range 100v - 250v AC
  • If in a public environment: a barrier to prevent contact between visitors and Ameca
    • Or staff in attendance

Network requirements

Mounting

Set-up guide

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Ameca Gen 2

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Ameca Gen 1

Safety guidelines

Please see the following .pdf for guidelines on safe usage of Ameca:
Ameca safety guidelines

Programming

Creating new movements

  • Virtual Robot is our tool for generating movement animation that can be called from Python or via the RESTful API
  • The video below gives a quick introduction
  • It is also possible to produce animation programmatically as required

Programming Ameca

Ameca Gen 2 runs on our latest Tritium 3 robot software framework

Ameca Gen 1 runs on our Tritium 2 robot software framework

Local install of Tritium

  • We are planning to release a locally installed version of Tritium
  • This will run on Windows 10 or Linux and connect to cloud based IDE and robot simulator, allowing developing code without having robot hardware

Cleaning

Silicon trim

  • Clean with isopropyl alcohol (maximum 70% alcohol) and a clean lint free cloth
  • This can also be in the form of alcohol cleaning wipes
  • After cleaning brush on some talcum powder with a soft make up brush
    • This takes off the shine, and stops the silicon being sticky or oily
  • Note that over time the silicon can release a little oil, this is a natural process. A light brush with talcum powder will resolve this.

Troubleshooting

  • Check the troubleshooting pages in the Ameca documentation here

Getting further support

  • Check the troubleshootingpages in the Ameca documentation on this wiki first, your question may already be answered.
  • If you can't find the answer you are looking for, open a support ticket and we will get back to you as soon as possible - see our Support Policy
  • If there is an urgent issue and you are not familiar with Ameca yet, do email or call us
  • We have launched a Discord server dedicated to Ameca where you can keep up to date on developments as well as ask some of our awesome engineers about robots. Invite link here