Ameca - overview

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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 a user guide, and cover technical aspects of Ameca and its operation.
  • For an introduction to Ameca see our website

Brochure and technical specification

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Download the Ameca brochure (pdf) for:

  • Key features
  • Interaction features
  • Gestures and expression examples
  • Technology integration (software and hardware)
  • Software
  • Mechanical specification

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

Setup guides

  • Click on the images below to download the setup guides for Ameca with or without a Show Controller
  • An install by one of our engineers can be arranged if desired
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Safety guidelines

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

Local install of Tritium

  • We are planning to release a locally installed version of Tritium in Quarter 3 of 2022
  • 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 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.

Getting further support

  • Check the support pages 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