In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Bernt Børnich, CEO, CTO, and Co-founder of Halodi Robotics, about Eve (EVEr3), a general purpose full-size humanoid robot, capable of a wide variety of tasks. Børnich discusses how Eve can be used in research, how Eve’s motors have been designed to be safe around humans (including why they use a low gear ratio), how they do direct force control and the benefits of this approach, and how they use machine learning to reduce cogging in their motors. Børnich also discusses the longterm goal of Halodi Robotics and how they plan to support researchers using Eve.
Below are two videos of Eve. The first is a video of how Eve can be used as a platform to address several research questions. The second shows Eve moving a box and dancing.
Bernt Børnich is the CEO and CTO of Halodi Robotics, and had the main responsibility for designing the motors, electronics and CAD-models for Eve. He holds a bachelor of robotics and nano-electronics from the University of Oslo.