Random Robot Roundup

Posted 16 Dec 2007 at 18:52 UTC by steve Share This

In the mailbox this week, we find links to a TFOT story on the OmniTread snake robot, as well as photos and video of KITT, the robot car used in a remake of the Knight Rider show from the 1980s. The Swirling Brain noticed a NetworkWorld article about CMU's $14 million grant to improve their robot tank, known as Crusher and a Gizmodo story on the new-and-improved Honda Asimo. Dave Wojcik sent us some nifty video of a Sarco exoskeleton. Need a moth brained robot? Chris Bruner sent a Computer World article on a robot guided by a moth brain. Roland Piquepaille let us know about his latest blog posts on a robot seaplane, a robot that helps stroke victims, and medical nanobots. Sergey Popov tells us about Skilligent's proprietary Robot Learning and Behavior Control software. The Trossen Robotics folks sent us a link to their latest tutorial on controlling DC motors from a computer. Trossen also announced the winners of their latest project contest, which Otto, an interesting-looking robot. Paul Foster has written another intersting tutorial over at IBM Developerworks, this making robots solving mazes using subsumption architecture developed in Java. Fiona Gatt of VIA sent us a link to an enclosure for Pico-ITX motherboards that fits in a 5.25" drive bay. Davide Faconti sent new video of REEM-B, a humanoid robot being developed in the UAE. Finally, roschler sent us video of his latest mad scientist effort: an i-SOBOT Humanoid Robot Controlled by Nintendo WiiMote. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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