Meet my AMIGO

Carer robot as product of open robotic platform


AMIGO is an acronym for Autonomous Mate for IntelliGent Operations. AMIGO is a service and care-taking robot of Eindhoven University of Technology. It has been used as a demonstrator in several projects. AMIGO consists of:

  • a head combined with a laser range finder to visualize the environment;
  • two Philips Experimental Robotic Arms (PERA) interact with it surroundings;
  • a torso containing a spindle which enables AMIGO to translate the upper body in vertical direction; and
  • a base containing the batteries, electronics and four omni wheels.

Source: Robotic Open Platform, undated.


Robotic Open Platform (ROP) aims to make hardware designs of robots available under an Open Hardware license to the entire robotic community. It provides CAD drawings, electric schemes and the required documentation to build their own robot. By making the robots modular, users are encouraged to develop their own components that can be shared with the community.

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is nowadays acknowledged as a standard software platform and is used by numerous research institutions. This open source software is available to everyone and by sharing knowledge with the community there is no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’, hence drastically speeding up development. Similarly, Robotic Open Platform (ROP) functions as a platform to share hardware designs available to all research groups within the community.

Source: Robotic Open Platform, undated.