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A Desktop Robot Makes for a Splendid GIF Buddy

A Desktop Robot Makes for a Splendid GIF Buddy
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PSFK documents the exploits of our PLEN desktop robot through a series of original GIFs

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 30 june 2015

The remotely controlled PLEN desktop robot stands at a petite 228mm (roughly nine inches), weighing in at 696 grams, and comes equipped with its own personal control software.  PLEN PROJECT COMPANY Ltd. issued PSFK its very own mini-robo to test, so we decided to create a montage of GIFs highlighting the functionalities of PSFK’s latest crew member, Lil’ P.

With 18 moveable joints and a servomotor (gyro sensors) providing extended stability in movements and range of motion, PLEN can do some amazing things (as Lil’ P demonstrates below).

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Download the PLENConnect app for iOs, Android, or on your PC and watch your special one come to life, kicking, dancing, picking up objects and even skating to and fro.

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Originating from the word ‘Plain,’ the name is indicative of a “simply shaped robot that everyone imagines,” designed in pursuit of a straightforward appearance and uncomplicated functionality.

Since his initial kickoff, PLEN has been building quite a fan base with his unparalleled dance moves. His predecessor, Plen 2, “the world’s first printable open-source humanoid,” is soon to be available after having raised over $66,000 USD on Kickstart thanks to the 187 backers eager to see the project come to life.

The fine-tuned motions of Lil’ P are certainly something to be excited for looking ahead, it surely has many implications on the refined movement (and cuteness) of our always-improving robotic companions!

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