Random Robots Roundup for 5/4/11

Posted 4 May 2011 at 16:55 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

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Freescale Semiconductor, the Motorola spinoff primarily involved in the embedded processor market, has introduced the Freescale Mechatronics Robot, as a hardware kit for $199.00 each. The development environment is CodeWarrior Development Studio. A three-wheeled robot intended for lunar exploration the Tri-Star IV, jointly developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), may turn out to be useful at Fukushima. Timothy Payne, of Advanced Robotic Systems Laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia, has developed a humanoid robot you can duplicate for $2000 (shown above). Called POLYRO (short for “oPen sOurce friendLY RObot”), it incorporates an iRobot Create, eleven servos, two web cams, for eyes, a Microsoft Kinect, and a netbook computer running Linux. If you want to build your own, follow these instructions.

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