SOLO 12 Advanced Quadruped Platform 

Open Dynamic Robot Initiative  

Everything that you need in one pack.

An accessible, affordable and modular locomotion platform for research and teaching.

Solo12 KIT Ready To Go 

Advanced quadruped platform to accelerate your developments empowered by the research community.  



The mission of PAL Robotics in collaboration with Open Dynamic Robot initiative is to make this open sourced advanced quadruped platform accessible to further promote robotics learning for researchers and students. The KIT version of SOLO 12 will allow you to enjoy the experience of building your own quadruped robot with a single procurement procedure from a single supplier. This way, your team will be able to save time and focus on working with SOLO 12.  


All necessary parts that you need to build  your own SOLO12 or get it assembled to go  


Leveraging standard plastic 3D printing and off-the shelf parts resulting in a lightweight and affordable open-source robot  


PAL Robotics is known as one of the top  research robot providers worldwide. We  aspire to use our excellence and  experience in robotics to ensure you  achieve best practices in research   


Get all you need to start with the torque-controlled legged robot system.   


Accelerate and foster the achievement of  findings and breakthroughs, thanks to a  co-creation and co-design process of the  robot components  


PAL Robotics will destinate a percentage of  the profits from the sales of SOLO 12 platforms  to the developments of open source projects  to give back to the community 



Developed under the aegis of the Open Dynamic Robot Initiative, the project was launched in 2016 by Ludovic Righetti and MPI-IS  investigator Felix Grimminger, a mechatronics engineer, and Alexander Badri-Spröwitz, leader of the Dynamic Locomotion  Research Group. It was originally funded by Righetti’s Erc starting grant and then by several MPI-IS’ Grassroots Projects and a U.S.  National Science Foundation Grant.

This work is done in collaboration between the Motion Generation and Control Group, the Dynamic Locomotion Group and the  Robotics Central Scientific Facility at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the Machines in Motion Laboratory at New  York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and the Gepetto Team at the LAAS/CNRS.     


Where can I find the specifications of SOLO 12?  

Since SOLO 12 is an open dynamic robot initiative, the mission of PAL Robotics is to prepare it for you with all the conveniences based on the standard tangible features and performance provided by the initiative creators. You can find them on the ODRI website.  Currently,  both the Kit and the Assembled 12 DOF robot pack include :   

 -  programmers for master/micro driver boards

 -  the calibration jig 

 -  Microstrain IMU   

 -  3 body structure central parts (standard, handle, vicon)

Does the KIT pack include all the necessary tools to assemble it?

SOLO12 kit includes all the components and you will be able to use the tools you already have for its assembly. These tools are very  common and can be found  here.   

What does the PAL Robotics’ SOLO 12 warranty include?

PAL Robotics will check the quality of each component included in the KIT pack. SOLO12 comes with a 1 year warranty for the hardware.   

How long will it take to receive my SOLO 12 from the day I purchase it?

The current lead time is at most 8 weeks depending on our current stock. In case you would need a faster lead time, please don’t hesitate to  reach out and we will get back to you with an updated lead time for your SOLO12 Kit.  

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