Saturday, March 20, 2010

Android Phone Becomes Robot Brain

We’ve seen our share of robots that are controlled by phones, but usually those phones are controlled from a human’s hand. Thanks to some hackers, there are now some bots that use Android for their robot’s brain.

The TruckBot uses an HTC G1 as a brain with a chassis made from $30 in parts. The bot can use the phone’s compass to move in a particular direction, but they’re working on incorporating the bot more fully with the phone and the Android software. Some ideas they’re thinking about include face and voice recognition and location awareness.

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