This is our robot DE NIRO (Design Engineering's Natural Interaction Robot). This is the biggest robot in the lab (200 kg weight and 2m height) and also the most user-friendly! Robot DE NIRO has a mobile wheelbase which we repurposed from an electric wheelchair, a liftable torso based on a scissor-like mechanism, a powerful 2kW power inverter for powering the upper body from the batteries in the base, dual arms and a head from a Baxter robot, many additional sensors and accessories on the head (e.g. Kinect 2.0), shoulders (speakers) and hands, and finally - a red hat!

Robot DE NIRO Robot DE NIRO

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Videos

DE NIRO crossing a road for the first time

DE NIRO crossing a road for the first time

October 2016

This is the first time our robot DE NIRO has crossed a public road! 

We managed to turn quite a few heads in South Kensington, next to Royal Albert Hall.

The noise is not from the robot, by the way. DE NIRO's mobile base is extremely quiet.

Video introduction to the lab

Video introduction to the lab

October 2016

The research activities of the Robot Intelligence Lab, presented by the Head of the lab - Dr Petar Kormushev

The robot in the video is DE NIRO --- Design Engineering's Natural Interaction Robot.

Robot DE NIRO is based on a Baxter robot that was heavily modified for the purpose of conducting research on mobile manipulation and robot learning.

DE NIRO is alive!

DE NIRO is alive!

June 2016

DE NIRO (Design Engineering's Natural Interaction Robot) is the first robot in the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. The robot is a member of the Robot Intelligence Lab lead by Dr Petar Kormushev.

DE NIRO is based on a Baxter robot produced by Rethink Robotics that will be modified for conducting research on robot learning.