Research Robot Platform


Product Name:Research Robot Platform
Product Code:[Discontinued] ROBOTIS OP
Product description:

DARwIn OP has been discontinued since year 2015, please refer to ROBOTIS OP2 page.

HongQin Robotics Centre is the Certified Partner of DARwIn-OP Robot Platform in Malaysia.

Open Platform Humanoid Project
DARwIn-OP (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform) is an affordable, miniature-humanoid-robot platform with advanced computational power, sophisticated sensors, high payload capacity and dynamic motion ability to enable many exciting research and education activities.

DARwIn-OP developed and manufactured by Robotis in collaboration with Virginia Tech, Purdue University and University of Pennslyvania. Its main purpose is for research and programmers in the fields of humanoid, artificial intelligence, gait algorithm, vision, inverse kinematics, linguistics, etc......

DARwIn-OP is also the winner of the Kid Size League in the RoboCup 2011 and 2012.


Standard PC-based Robot with Convenient Interfaces

High Performance and Advanced Features
- Default walking speed: 24.0 cm/sec (9.44 in/sec) 0.25 sec/step - user modifiable gait
- Default standing up time from ground: 2.8 sec (from facing down) and 3.9 sec (from facing up) - user modifiable speed
- Built-in PC: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 on-board 4GB flash SSD
- Management controller (CM-730): ARM CortexM3 STM32F103RE 72MHz
- 20 actuator modules (6 DOF leg x 2+ 3 DOF arm x 2 + 2 DOF neck)
- Actuators with durable metallic gears (DYNAMIXEL MX-28)
- Self-maintenance kit (easy to follow steps and instructions)
- Standby mode for low power consumption
- 3Mbps high-speed Dynamixel bus for joint control
- Battery (30 minutes of operations), charger, and external power adapter
(Battery can be removed from robot without shutting down by plugging in external power before removal)
- Versatile functionality (can accept legacy, current, and future peripherals)
- 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, button x 3, detection microphone x 2
>> For up-to-date information, check e-Manual (


Efficient and Versatile Modular Configuration                                                                                                   

Simple and Clean Architecture                                                                                                                             

Open Platform (Hardware and Software)                                                       
- Mechanics Information
(Dimensions, Kinematics, Dynamics, CAD data)
- Electronics Information
(Controllers, Sub B/Ds, Schematics, Part Information)
- Software Information
(Development Environment, Framework, Source Code)
- Management Information
(Detailed Assembly Diagrams, User Maintenance Guide)
- Community Resources
(User-developed Code, Various Application Examples)

Dimensions and Weight                                                                                                                                               

- Specialized robot all-in-one actuator for robotic applications
- High speed bus and simple wiring
- Various models, mechanical links, and accessories
- Maxon RE-Max customized DC motor
- 193:1 reduction ratio
- Up to 3 Mbps buffered TTL interface
- User programmable PID Gain
- Up to 4096 resolution magnetic potentiometer


[Discontinued] ROBOTIS OP-Research Robot Platform