Robot Sightings: ROVIO battles Spykee, BBC Discovers Robots, FreeTrack, Vex on Woot, and more
What's going on today in my crazy robot world?
- 20:19 We missed it entirely and found out after the fact that a Vex robot system was the pick of the day on Woot tinyurl.com/vex-on-woot
- 20:51 The BBC looks for the robot of the future, and finds the Stanford Stair robot fetching a stapler... htinyurl.com/bbc-stair
- 21:00 The BBC gets HRP-3 demo, perhaps the world's most advanced humanoid, but things don't go as well as expected. tinyurl.com/bbc-hrp3
- 23:05 The guys over at Trossen have a really good sense of humor... <but unfortunately they seem to have moved the funny sign post that was linked here...>
- 09:55 Tilt your head, look left, right, & your robot can do the same. Checkout FreeTrack (tinyurl.com/free-track). Best of all, it's FREE!
- 10:07 Ever want to build an 84 DOF humanoid robot but couldn't find a controller? Problem solved (tinyurl.com/84-servo-controller)
- 10:17 Robots can be very effective in teaching AI concepts. Here's one example using the SRV-1: tinyurl.com/robot-as-ai-teaching-assistant
- 10:43 Promo for NHK BS2 TV special on robot development in the 50 years since Atom (Astroboy) was born. tinyurl.com/astroboy-atom-special
- 10:49 Here's the Japanese link for the NHK program just mentioned: tinyurl.com/astroboy-atom-film-info
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