WHY IS MAKI?

If the eye is a window into the soul, think of MAKI as a frame, for a pair of eyes, or maybe a window? Wait, we were going somewhere with that?

Got it, think of MAKI as a window, with a pair of eyes looking into your soul. Actually, don't do that!

 

MAKI is a cute, humanoid robot designed with exaggerated, child-like features, to invoke an empathic response from users. MAKI's key feature is it's pair of expressive animatronic eyes, which can be used for non-verbal communication.

MAKI edu

MAKI edu is a platform for evoking and expressing empathy, verbally and non-verbally. Designed to be 3D printed and made by you, our goal with MAKI edu was to make research in fields such as Human-Robot Interaction more accessible. To that end, MAKI edu is free to download for non-commercial use and we are constantly working to improve the design.

Download the latest version of MAKI edu here

 
 
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DESIGN HISTORY

MAKI edu Humanoid Robot ver. 1
MAKI edu Humanoid Robot Rendering ver. 1

2013

MAKI edu Humanoid Robot ver. 1.2
MAKI edu Humanoid Robot Rendering ver. 1.2

2015

MAKI edu Humanoid Robot ver. 2
MAKI edu Humanoid Robot Rendering ver. 2

2017

MAKI edu Humanoid Robot ver. 2.2
MAKI edu Humanoid Robot Rendering ver. 2.2

2018

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MAKI edu Humanoid Robot Rendering ver. 3

Today

 
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USE CASES

Empathic Interaction

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Language

Development

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ASD Gaze Training

Social Engagement

FEATURES

2D Camera

Directional Microphones

SD Card Reader

Speaker

HDMI Port

USB Port

6 Points of Articulation 

Fan Duct

 
 
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Dimensions

Weight

Materials

Servo Motors

Speaker

Microphone

Processor

RAM

Storage

Control Methods

OS

Connections

DC Adapter

SPECIFICATIONS

15" H x 6.75" W x 7.25" D

4.9LBS

PLA, ABS and Nylon

Dynamixel XL430-W250-T

3" Speaker

Google AIY Voice HAT+

1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor+

1 - 4GB

64GB+

ROS and Synthiam ARC

Raspbian, Ubuntu and Windows

Dual-band Wireless LAN and Bluetooth

12V 10A 

 

MAKI edu Quote

To receive a MAKI edu quote, please take the

time to fill out the information below. MAKI edu is an experimental platform intended for research purposes. There is currently a four week lead-time on new orders. We offer educational discounts.   

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