Random Robot News Roundup

Posted 29 Aug 2007 at 16:06 UTC (updated 29 Aug 2007 at 16:08 UTC) by steve Share This

I'm back again and, not surprisingly, the editor's mailbox is overflowing. The Shadow Robot Company, Ltd. let us know that their famous Shadow Dextrous Hand will be at the upcoming WIRED NextFest 2007 to represent British robotics innovation. For details see their press release (PDF format). Michael Somby told about his Review of Robotics Software Platforms published over at It covers both closed/proprietary platforms like Microsoft and the more standard free/open platforms such as OROCOS, Player/Stage, OpenJAUS. Our Australian friend Murray Cox pointed out some interesting video of NASA's Tetrahedral Robot Concept. A couple of users submitted links to these Engadget photos of iRobot's totally redesigned Roomba 560 and Roomba 530. There's also a new high-end model called the Roomba 570. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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