Hardware overview#

ARI is a humanoid robot designed to create natural human-robot interactions between robot and users. This page provides an overview the hardware components of ARI.

ARI components#


The following is a list of ARI’s components:

Degrees of Freedom

Computer power


  • Humanoid Torso

  • 2 DoF Head

  • 2 DoF Mobile base

  • 4 DoF Arms (2x)

  • CPU Intel i5 / i7 / i9

  • SSD 265GB / 512GB /up to 1TB

  • RAM 8GB / 16GB / 32GB

  • GPU Nvidia Xavier NX or Orin, CUDA compatible (optional)

  • Touchscreen 10.1” 1200x800 Projected Capacitive

  • Eyes 2 LCD screens with custom animations

  • Ears 2x 16 RGB LEDs

  • Back 40 RGB LED ring





  • Head Camera 8MP RGB/ RealSense D435i RGB-D)

  • Torso Front RGB-D (RealSense D435i)

  • Torso Back Intel Realsense T265 (stereo-fisheye)

  • LIDAR YDLIDAR TG15. (optional)

  • Touchscreen cameras RGB, RGB-D, Thermal (optional upgrades)

  • Wireless 802.11 ax Dual Band 5GHz and 2.4GHz

  • Ethernet 1000 BaseT

  • 2 x 30 W Hi-Fi Full-range speaker

  • 4x high performance digital microphone array

  • 24V / 40VAh (Optional 60Ah)

  • 8-12 hours autonomy


Expansion panel#

The expansion panel is at the back of the robot. It provides access to the following additional connectors:

  • 1x Gigabyte Ethernet

  • 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0

  • HDMI

  • Audio In/Out port

  • 12V / 3A power

  • Jetson buttons (Reset, Recovery, Power)

To access the panel, remove the cover as indicated below using a Allen key number 3.


See also#

  • You might want to check ARI’s unboxing to know how to start developing with ARI.