Our update regarding Covid-19 😷

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Hey everyone,

Here’s a quick update on the covid-19 situation and how it’s impacting Pollen Robotics.

France and the Schengen area are currently in a partial lockdown and because of that, many of our suppliers have stopped their production. Sadly, we’re not able to make more robots in the immediate, and we have reasons to believe that it should be like this for one to two months.

What you can do to support us, is simply help us keep the AI/robotics community alive. As you know, Pollen Robotics is a start-up company that prides itself on designing and building open-source material so it benefits everyone. We’re a dedicated team of 4, and it is because of people like you that we will keep making awesome robots.

We’ve got something pretty cool we want you to help us create: we’re currently designing a simulator software that will allow our users to test a 3D-visualized Reachy!
Want to be involved in its programming/testing? Just let us know…

The team @ Pollen Robotics

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Being in a locked down region I’ve some good time to spend now… I’m in!:slightly_smiling_face:

Great, do you have some skills with Blender or Unity ?

We have the 3D model we “just” need to create a robot structure with parent/children and joints. We would like to do it with Blender so we can provide a nice 3D model to the community for to create animation and 3D rendering, then import the model in Unity for simulation.

I feel there are a lot of benefits to also having a URDF, which the community can use in RVIS and Gazebo for physical simulation, deep reinforcement learning applications. Me and my team at Sentient Bionics can help with this!

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I’ve some nice update on the 3d visualisation! You can read it more here:

@AaronD working on the URDF file would be a great contribution to the project!