We don’t just live in a simple set of data in the AI age. We expect the AI age to accelerate the development of Robots, which will have profound effect on human life. A Robot released just a few days ago through Boston Dynamics caused a shockwave through the human population. It made many realize that life with Robots is not far off. The Robot showed off many abilities, such as independent power, jumping a person’s waist height, jumping over obstacles, even tumbling. I’d like to introduce a Robot that we can easily make with Open Hardware platform in this TCC.
Snobot: experimentální robot
Snobot is an experimental robot that is built to explore a snowy environment. The Robot primarily consists of Arduino Duemilanove, AXEboard 28, and Ethernet Shield and it communicates over Wi-Fi to detect surrounding environment with ultrasonic and GPS sensors.
The basic principle of RoboSapienIR is that you replace the existing RoboSapien infrared remote with the Arduino, sending electrical impulses in lieu of the IR impulses from the remote. This is done by tapping into the connector between the motherboard and the robot’s head where the IR sensor resides. There’s a detailed schematic below but this section will take you step-by-step through the process.
How to Make a Mobile Phone and Computer Controlled 3D Printed Robot with Arduino
IoBot is designed so that it’s controllable by mobile and computer applications through LAN or USB cable. The application runs on Android, Mac OS, and Windows, available for download on IoBot’s website.
If you are looking for a way to control an Arduino-based device, this instruction will show you how to do it by building a simple robot.
All the plastic parts are 3D printed, Arduino is the brain, and the control application is written in Python/Kivy.
Knowledge of programming languages is not required but I have provided links through which you can find more detailed information about them. It might be helpful for someone who’d like to modify the code or customize application to use Arduino sketch.
Salvius is a humanoid robotics project that I have been working on over the past year or so. The robot now has night vision and ultrasonic hearing. You can connect to the robot’s computer using any wireless-enabled device and control the robot’s actions. You can also use that same connection to see what the robot is seeing and soon you’ll be able to hear as well. The robot can also synthesize speech from textual input. I have released all of the robots source code under a Creative Commons license and will be uploading the latest stable version to my blog in a few weeks.
source : http://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/salvius
Curator: Lucid from WIZnet