Android Open Accesory framework with Arduino

Posted 10 May 2011 at 17:16 UTC by IKE_RobotsPodcast Share This


During the Google IO event, two new great features of the popular Android OS were announced. The most important from a robotics point of view is the Android Open Accessory standard that is Arduino based and enables Android devices to integrate with hardware via usb (or bluetooth in the near future). You can read more in the posts on and (where the video is from). Also engadget reports on the Android @ Home framework that aspires to interconnect every home appliance, device or gadget to an integrated network. More information and details will be announced soon from Google but already the potential for various robotic applications that could take advantage of these projects looks promising.

More links, posted 10 May 2011 at 20:25 UTC by steve » (Master)

The software and hardware for the new Arduino-based accessory board are freely distributed under the Apache license. You can check out the details on the Android Open Accessory Dev Kit page.

If there's any doubt this will be used to build robots, check out the RT-ADK page where you can see the 1.3 meter tall humanoid robot, called the RIC Android, that Google will be demonstrating at the San Mateo Maker Faire.

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