KONDO is the leading company of hobby robot and the new robot is the third product of KONDO. The first hobby robot, KHR-1 was developed by KONDO and put on the market in June 2004. The second one, KHR-2HV was put on the market in June 2006. RCB-3HV, the control board developed for KHR-2HV, has been popular among robot builder in Japan.
The shipment scheduled in August 2009 from KONDO or other robot shops. Some parts of KHR-3HV including the control board, RCB-4HV will be also put on the market same schedule.
The characteristics of a new model are as follows:
1) Using a high torque servo, KRS-2552HV (14 kg/cm) which was newly developed for KHR-3HV using serial control system. The torque is 1.4 fold of `KRS-788HV used in KHR-2HV makes the robot jump as you see in the presentation video.
2) The axis, number of using servo motor including head, is 17 ( head 1, arm 6, foot 10 ). User of the KHR-3HV could power up the robot easily by exchanging the empty servo case attached the body to the real servo, KRS-2552HV. User could add 5 servos for 2 leg rolling axis, 1 body rolling axis and 2 arm rolling axis.
3) The control board, RCB-4HV was newly developed for KHR-3HV, could regulate the serial connected servo motors. Therefore, the wiring is very simple.
Specifications are as follows:
Axis: 17 (head 1, arm 6, foot 10)
Servo: KRS-2552HV x17
Motion editor: Heart&Heart4
Battery: 10.8V 800mAh-Ni-H with express battery charger
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Interface: USB1.1 /2.0
The detail of KHR-3HV was described in KONDO KHR-3HV Site and Robot Watch.
KONDO also announced on Nov. 21, 2011 that the English version of the assembly manual for KHR-3HV was available.