News about the Jenny 5 robot

Assembly manual
Press coverage
Pictures & Videos
Development roadmap

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  • August 5, 2019. New movies with Jenny 5 (v3). See them here and here and here.

  • August 1, 2019. New leg (more robust and compact. Can compress more than the predecesor). Now the arms can reach the ground.

  • June 2, 2019. New platform with rubber tracks.

  • March 6, 2019. New arm with rectangular aluminum tubes instead of cylindrical ones.

  • July 11, 2018. New body / arms. Based on carbon fiber tubes with one more degree of freedom.

  • April 30, 2017. @RoboManiacs in Timisoara. Won the 2nd place. Pictures here.

  • April 28, 2017. @Cadet INOVA in Sibiu. Won the bronze medal. Pictures here.

  • April 23, 2017. Added the Development roadmap section to the website.

  • April 22, 2017. @Robot Challenge in Oradea. Won the 1st place. Pictures here.

  • April 04, 2017. Alex Donea has created a cool poster for the Jenny5 robot. You can download it from here.

  • March 29, 2017. Open Doors Days at "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia. Pictures and videos here.

  • March 25, 2017. @RoboTEC in Timisoara. Won 3rd place. Pictures here.

  • March 24, 2017. Made demo at "Iancu de Hunedoara" highschool. Pictures here.

  • March 22, 2017. Made demo at ProInvent in Cluj-Napoca. Pictures here.

  • March 12, 2017. Wrote a short description of the robot. You may read it here.

  • March 7, 2017. Started working to the assembly manual.

  • March 2, 2017. Android application has been divided into 2 threads: one for UI and the other for socket communications.

  • February 27, 2017. Jenny 5 is now being developed within the best university in Romania: "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba-Iulia..

  • February 15, 2017. New movie with Jenny 5 running through yard. See it here.

  • February 12, 2017. Created a server and an Android client for controlling the platform only. This will be used mainly for testing the tracks and the platform.

  • January 30, 2017. Added a draft for the Bill of materials. Check section Assembly manual.

  • January 23, 2017. A stack made from 2 RoboClaw controllers has been added to on the platform. One RoboClaw controlls the platform and the other controls the leg.

  • January 3, 2017. A GUI application for controlling the Jenny 5 robot has been created. Now one can easily move any motor, read any sensor and run some predefined tasks. See some a screenshot here.

  • December 20, 2016. New motors for the Jenny5 legs. Previously some stepper motors where used which were too slow. Now the leg has 2 linear DC based motors.

  • December 10, 2016. New gripper for the Jenny5 arm. It is based on a linear stepper motor with non-captive screw.

  • September 24, 2016. Created a new C++ library for RoboClaw controller. This board can supply up to 30A per channel, making it suitable for the platform motors.

  • September 17, 2016. Jenny 5 made some demonstrations during the ALEA exhibition in Alba Iulia. More info here: Ziarul Unirea

  • September 15, 2016. Firmware: All comands for stepper motors are now starting with S letter.

  • September 09, 2016. New leg made from double aluminum profiles for better stability.

  • September 01, 2016. More professional-looking tracks for the robot.

  • August 07, 2016. LIDAR working. These is a major step in avoiding obstacles at very low cost.

  • May 15, 2016. Switch to infrared sensors for position reading of head and arm motors.

  • April 22, 2016. Purchase Tera Ranger One sensor for measuring distances more acuratelly.

  • April 15, 2016. Participation to Session of scientific comunication of students at 1 Decembrie 1918 University, Alba Iulia.

  • March 23, 2016. Participation to ProInvent exhibition. TVR1 and Digi24 have presented Jenny 5 during their prime times. See here and here.

  • March 2016. Switched to planetary geared motors. More torque in less space.

  • February 4, 2016. Jennny 5 waiving hand. See video here.

  • January 2016. Initial commit for the Jennny 5's CAD files on GitHub. You need OpenSCAD to view them.

  • January 2016. First working version of Jennny 5.

  • October 1, 2015. Started class of Intelligent Robots at Babes-Bolyai University.

  • April 2015. The design of the Jenny 5 robot has been started.

  • 1987. Watched the Short circuit movie with the Johnny 5 robot. Wanted to build one like that. Story begins.