Roomba has still strongly approved his postion in the team and today another robot arrives with DHL Express von iRobot US. The Scooba 230 is a floor washing robot and the perfect addition to the roomba which vacuum cleans the floor. Unfortunately the Scooba 230 wasn’t orderable in Germany until now and so I’ve to import it from the USA. Thanks to DHLs worldwide logistics the parcel arrives in just 5 days. And now after completly charged the floor washing may begin.
„To see how well this idea worked I decided to build a small robot and a few applications to control it last weekend. The result of this is the Forknife Android G1 based robot, the RoboComm android application, and the RoboServ java server which I am happy to say work well. An overview of how the entire system works may be seen below.
In case others are interested in this, stuff, I have made my code for the robot, server, and android application available under the GPLv2 license. Please don’t get too upset with me if the code isn’t very polished.. I threw this together pretty quickly. At least I commented it! Be thankful :)“
„A team of four engineering students from Michigan State University have created — and won an award for — an automated window cleaner that requires a human to do no more than push a button to get it started. Called the Winboni, the ‚bot runs off of AA batteries and adheres to the window using a suction fan, cleaning it with felt pads.“
„Now that the AVRonics board is in full swing it’s time to start stretching it’s legs. This is not the robot to do that but it’s a start. I threw this together in about an hour (after many months of thinking) and spent about 10 minutes writing the code to control it. No, no, I’m not just that good – it’s just that simple.“
„The name Sparky is based on an acronym for “Self Portrait Artifact – Roving Chassis I” an awkward title for an art project begun in the early 90’s.Since that time Sparky has evolved from an oversized RC toy with a couple of “baby monitor” video cameras into a fully web-enabled autonomous telepresence robot.„