Trisk consists of two human-like 6-DOF arms. The two arms terminate in three-fingered hands, with 4 DOFs each. Each finger terminates in 6-DOF torque-force sensors. The third arm (Trisk's "neck") is a 4-DOF robotic limb, which terminates in an active vision head (Designed and built by the Cognitive Machines Group at the MIT Media Lab) with two cameras, each mounted on 2-DOF motorized bases. All arm DOFs include both position and torque sensors enabling force-controlled compliant motion.
This robot was designed and built for the Cognitive Machines Group at the MIT Media Lab). The research group is using the robot to explore the philosophy of "vision as touch at a distance" and its implications on language grounding and active learning.