Sanford Freedman


The Humanoid Robot - Bandit

Adviser: Prof. Maja J. Matarić

Created a new servomotor controller for the Interaction Laboratory’s Living Creatures Humanoid Robot, commonly referred to as Bandit. The controller board is capable of simultaneously controlling and monitoring the angular position and velocity of up to 6 servomotors with the use of analog to digital converters. Host controllers are able to communicate with the new board through a simple RS-232 interface. The redesigned system provided a popular demonstration for the Interaction Laboratory during tours and during the concurrent USC 125th anniversary and Viterbi School of Engineering 100th anniversary celebrations.


Bandit posing with Andrew J. Viterbi



Bandit partially disassembled