iPAL® Robot

Detailed Specifications

 South Africa iPAL


Categories it falls under:

  • iPAL Robot Specifications
  • Robot
  • Robotics
  • Humanoid
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robot elderly care
  • Robot companion
  • Robotics education
  • Robots for sale
  • Humanoids for sale
  • Robotics software for developers

IPal Detailed Specifications


  • Height: 103 cm (3.5 feet)
  • Weight: 12.5 kg (27.5 pounds)


  • Android OS
  • Full SDK
  • Content Editor to easily create content and new activities – drag/drop along a timeline
  • Remote control with telepresence
  • Will run most standard Android Apps through the chest mounted display


  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Fully cloud connected CPU/Memory
  • Rockchip 3288
  • 1.8GHz Quad core
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • 7 MCUs at various locations to control motors, sensors, etc.
  • Allwinner R16 So (ARM) to control the microphone array

Motors (degrees of freedom)

  • 14/24 motors depending on the model
  • For the 24 motor model, 10 motors in each arm — two at shoulder, two at elbow, one at wrist, one for each finger
  • 2 motors in the neck to move head side-to-side and up-down
  • 2 motors in base for locomotion
  • 14 motors are 12V DC, while the 10 motors for the fingers are 3V DC.
  • The 14 12V DC motors have magnetic encoders to measure angles

Batteries (2 options)

  • A small battery that gives approximately 4 hours of continuous usage
  • A large battery that gives approximately 8- 10 hours of continuous usage

Standard Software

  • Conversational speech dialog, natural language understanding, Text to Speech
  • Detection of sound direction, detection of emotion, question and answer
  • Face recognition, Object tracking and following, Maze-running
  • Learning capability to adapt behavior to improve interactions with its environment – for example, learns the preferences and habits of its host family
  • Obstacle collision avoidance
  • Remote Control and safety monitoring by smart phone, telepresence
  • Numerous entertainment applications (songs, stories, dances, etc.) and educational applications (for teaching English, math, science, technology, etc.)
  • Software to manage, update, and enhance content • High level content editor to enable nonprogrammers to develop robot content combining media (like a song), robot motions, expressions, etc. • Emotion Recognition and Response

Microphones (optional configurations)

  • 5 in head, oriented to enable sound
    direction detection
  • 1 in chest


  • 3 infrared sensors for short range object
  • 5 ultrasound sensors for longer range object
  • 5 touch sensors on skin

Chest Display

  • 6 inch screen


  • iPal app store for new apps, education and
    entertainment content, upgrades, and
    related products
  • Robust modular design, easy to replace
  • Assembly line designed for production of
    thousands of units per month
  • Can select different color highlights for iPal
    and other customizations
  • No gaps in robot to catch or pinch fingers
  • Batteries in base to lower center of gravity
    and make tipping over unlikely
  • Sensors work all the time, so iPal avoids
    obstacles and moves only when safe
  • Outer skin made of non-toxic ABS material
  • Tested for collisions, impacts, etc.

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