New Four-Legged Robot - New4LR

A German University (Technische Universität Darmstadt) is working on an Aibo-like robot that will come with an open-source software development kit (SDK). It is currently aimed at researchers and enthusiasts, but it is possible that someone will turn it into a product down the line. It is powered by two AMD Geode 500Mhz processors and is called “New4LR” (they don’t say, but Old4LR seem to refer to the Aibo). Specs in the full post.


  • 40x30x25cm, 2.8kg
  • 15 programmable joints
  • 640×480 pixel head camera
  • Infra-red sensors in the head and chest
  • Speaker and microphone (optional)
  • WiFi and Ethernet
  • Compact Flash (CF) reader
  • 2 USB, 1 VGA connector
  • 30mn of battery life (yikes!)

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