Self Deploying Microgliders

A hybrid robotic vehicle capable of deploying itself into the air and perform goal directed gliding

http://lis.epfl.ch/?content=research/projects/SelfDeployingMicroglider/

Posted by nik on Friday, 20 February, 2009 /

Pleo Hacking

Instead of keeping the technology behind Pleo closed, Ugobe encourages the Pleo-community to work with Pleos hard- and software. So, here we present two tutorials to increase Pleos possibilities of interaction and orientation.

http://www.grip-online.com/en/pleo_hack/spycam/

http://www.grip-online.com/en/pleo_hack/xbee

Posted by nik on Friday, 20 February, 2009 /

Cosmos - a dynamically balancing robot prototype

The dynamically balancing robot prototype 'Cosmos' from WRUT in action.

Posted by nik on Friday, 20 February, 2009 /

Seiko-chan the Unicycle Riding, Japanese Schoolgirl Robot

Tokyo-based electronics company Murata yesterday unveiled a small humanoid robot that can unicycle forward and backward and is also able to stop without falling over.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/09/24/little-seiko-japanese-company-devel...

http://www.murata.co.jp/new/news_release/2008/0923/index.html

Posted by nik on Friday, 20 February, 2009 /

Overview of Mobile Development Platforms and Devices

Abstract: Mobile devices and applications are experiencing a tremendous development pace right now both on hardware and usability. Yesterdays conservative are becoming tomorrows liberals in an ongoing epic battle for one of the fastest growing markets. Quite recently internet emerged into general handsets through the third generation mobile networking technology (3G) and the future suddenly looks very bright for a whole new generation of mobile platform developers. Here we will outline and discuss five development platforms and six exemplifying devices.

Posted by nik on Friday, 20 February, 2009 /

Toward a robotic companion design

This report contains an overview of representative, modern designs of social robots and their components, that has motivated the specification of a robotic companion to be built within the LIREC project. Initially, the LIREC robotic companion should serve

Posted by nik on Friday, 20 February, 2009 /
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