October 5, 2009

Autonomous Robot Runs Linux on Intel Atom

Article Source LinuxDevices
October 5, 2009, 3:32 pm

vstone_vision4g.jpgVstone has announced a two-legged humanoid robot that sports an onboard, Intel Atom-based PC. The "Robovie-PC" can walk on joints that offer six degrees of freedom, offers an accelerometer and gyro sensors, includes a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and has a body padded with polyurethane foam, says the company.

According to Vstone, the Robovie-PC incorporates much of the same technology as the company's Vision4G (right), known for its participation in the RoboCup, a yearly soccer competition for autonomous robots. Slightly shorter than the Vision4G (15.3 rather than 17.51 inches), the Robovie-PC is appropriate for high-end hobbyists and research applications, the company says...

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