The Open Robotics Peripheral Platform

Posted 26 Apr 2005 at 16:07 UTC by steve Share This

The Swirling Brain and other readers have submitted yesterday's Slashdot story about the Open Robotics Platform. The project seems to be another attempt at creating a standardized robotics platform. ORPP includes both hardware and software components. All software components are Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL. The control architecture is based on a PC-type motherboard running Linux and uses the video, parallel, and serial ports to communicate with lower level control electronics. The mechanical components and control boards can be custom made or purchased if desired. For another project along similar lines which has been around for a while and has a sizable community of developers, see the Open Automaton Project

Artificial Intelligence for Robots, posted 27 Apr 2005 at 13:47 UTC by AI4U » (Observer)

The Mentifex AI Mind Project is about to change the way that it releases its files of free AI source code in Forth for robots and in JavaScript for tutorial purposes. Althought the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has published scientific papers in December 1998 and in December 2004 shedding light on how AI has been solved in theory only and not yet in a full software implementation, impatient Netizens publish scathing reviews that slow down the process of adapting the free AI Mind design for the various general-purpose robotics platforms. Open-minded, geeky individuals might like to read the AI4U textbook for free on-line and then write a more balanced Amazon review from the point of view of amateur robotics.

Hey FFS, posted 27 Apr 2005 at 15:20 UTC by dogsbody_d » (Master)

I often post in reply to AI4U to moan about pointless spamming. This seems to be the most ridiculous example so far. The post has NOTHING to do with the article at all!

What you have posted might actually count as a news story in itself, if anyone actually cares about your project. I'm sure it's all well and good, but dear AI4U you come across like a nutter who has a proof of the squared circle or perpetual motion.

Post something new, or bog off., posted 27 Apr 2005 at 16:25 UTC by wedesoft » (Master)

It may also be worth mentioning the OROCOS-project in this context.

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