About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen


  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Humanoid
  • Released:
  • 2000
  • ARMAR is a humanoid robot developed by researchers at Forschungszentrum Informatik of Karlsruhe University. Headed by Tamim Asfour, PACO+ project was launched to incorporate its concept of object-action complexes or OAC (pronounced “oak”) into a humanoid robot. The goal of the said project is to create a life-like robot whose learning is based on exploration, observation and action, just like how humans learn.

    ARMAR is a part of the ongoing PACO+ project of Karlsruhe University with the ultimate goal of creating humanoid robots capable of reasoning for all things they perceive. ARMAR was built in year 2000.


    • Flexible with 25 Degrees of Freedom: 4 times in its torso, 7 times in its pair of arms, 2 times in its grippers, and 3 times in its head
    • Upper humanoid body that makes it look more human and easy to interact with
    • Move any direction with its wheel-driven body base; 2 big wheels in the sides and 2 smaller wheels in the front and back
    • Built-in camera in its eyes capable of 3D view for optimum object recognition
    • Has a telescopic lumbar joint allowing it to increase its height up to 15 Inches




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