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another robot coming to the market...
Asus Zenbo Robot, similar to Buddy... same price range $600
Android Tablet on wheels.
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The way that Asus is going about the programming is pretty smart though.
beside the basic sensors: encoders, ultrasonic sensors, there are no lidar or depth camera.
The robot will use heavily the video camera, video processing is cpu intensive, ARMs cpu are slow, i'm curious how the robots will localize and navigate in a dynamic environment e.g. Household.
On the Asus bot, I have signed up to be a developer for them. We will see if they invite me in
You and I all know where Robotics is at - and the limitation of useful navigation, recognition, etc.. It's amazing what features you can present using special effects in a commercial (jibo's failure is a great example). The fact is, we will get there... But these silly "personal robots" are not the way.
Imagine what many in this community could do with the money that was raised and lost by the folks who didn't create Jibo? For someone like me who has a serious passion for robotics, it just infuriates me. It also tarnishes the general publics opinions on robotics when they get burned like this.
The main problem I have with Zenbo is that it was 100% Chinese when it came in. I managed to overcome this, but, have spent many hours working on this.
I have had a GREAT Christmas. I got an I-Pal and a Zenbo. I was supposed to be dead by now, but, I am still hanging in there. I was a little selfish for Christmas. I said what the Hay, I might as well.
I once asked a 100 year old man what his secret was, and he said "don't stop breathing" so Don't stop breathing Mel!
these are great gifs youve got.happy new year
[color=#111111][size=2][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I'm so glad you had such a good holiday season. Now h[/font][/size][/color]ave a wonderful new year. I'm sure we'll still be hearing [color=#111111][size=2][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]from you [/font][/size][/color]about new adventures this same time next year.