Random Robot Roundup

Posted 6 Jun 2008 at 22:52 UTC by steve Share This

Rog-a-matic noticed a LEGO Iron Giant robot on flickr. VIA has announced the Mini-ITX 2.0 specification which should be of interest to robot-builders as it calls for lower power consumption and more I/O. Roschler has written up a review of WowWee's latest robot, Wrex the Dawg. He's also reviewed WowWee's upcoming Tri-Bot. Roland sent us links to his latest blog posts on polar robots exploring the Arctic and the UMan robotic arm. Back in 2006, we covered John Stewerts paper on the future evolution of consciousness, now he writes, "I thought I would send you a link to my latest project in case you also find it of interest. It presents a new evolutionary worldview that has the potential to provide humanity with an understanding of where we have come from and what we should be doing". The new project is called the Evolutionary Manifesto. Martin Haegele of the Fraunhofer Institute writes to tell us that the Care-O-Bot 3 home assistance robot has been released. Finally, David Calkins writes to remind us that the 5th annual International RoboGames in San Francisco runs June 13-15. Don't miss it! Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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