RT-1 is a self contained, fully automated Robotic Torso, designed and built by Elumotion to provide a robotic platform based on human anatomy. RT-1 is a highly articulated manipulating platform and includes novel dexterous hands that allow emulation of human gesturing.
This first generation humanoid was realised through a collaboration between Elumotion Ltd, providing the robotic torso hardware, and Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), providing the high level control. RT-1 represents an early stage in the exploration of human-robot interaction. BRL (Bristol Robotics Laboratory) are using the original RT-1 in their research to develop Robot controlled strategies that aim to replicate aspects of human gesturing.