Hello ROS Community!
I am from a French start-up, Pollen Robotics, and we are developing Reachy, an open-source humanoid (both hardware and software) robot.
As former researchers, we wanted to design Reachy to explore robotics challenges in open environments, in particular object manipulation, human-robot interaction and machine learning. Reachy can be a powerful tool for research.
We truly believe open-source is the way to go to push robotics forward. And so we naturally decided to make Reachy rely on ROS and its community. We added the possibility of doing manipulation with ROS with a description package containing the URDF and a moveit package. You can check out our Medium post where we present this: Reachy, open-source humanoid robot runs ROS Noetic.
You can play with these packages at home, a simulation tool is also available here to play with Reachy using our python API.
You can also check our website https://www.pollen-robotics.com for more information or watch this video that we made for CES 2020.