Plug&Play Integrated Hybrid Power System for Humanoid Robot
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Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, -
AbstractA robotic platform, such as the BEAR humanoid robot, offers exceptional capabilities but its mission duration is severely constrained by its batteries energy capacity. For maximum operational flexibility, the power source must be contained within the BEAR outer form and not attached externally to the BEAR which presents a challenging requirement for its power source. In the Phase I program, Aerodyne Research, Inc (ARI) and its teaming partner, Busek Co., have demonstrated the feasibility of developing a JP-8 fueled hybrid power source based on ARIs miniature engine-generator technology that meets the requirements of the BEAR robot application. In the Phase II program, a fully packaged 3 kW hybrid power source for the BEAR robot application will be developed, tested, and delivered to the government.
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