Eric Brown's sampling of some innovative, new, or newly updated robots ranging from simple kits to a few advanced systems that have yet to leave the laboratory. Click the link, below, to read the full story.
The R&D oriented Nao is a mainstay of Robocup soccer tournaments. The mostly open source 57-cm, 25-DoF humanoid runs Gentoo Linux and Urbi middleware on an Intel Atom. A new version with Nuance’s Natural Language Understanding is due in early 2014.