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 realized 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.