Friendly robots!

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A swarm of robot’s invaded yes­ter­day Alt­Lab meetup… swarm… meh… should I say… 3? Well… 3 it’s greater than 2, so… a small swarm of robots invaded Alt­Lab!
They were brought by André Almeida, from Artica.Two of them were Gui­bots and the big­ger one is a Mag­a­bot.
The Gui­bot is Far­r­usco is a small robot based on the Arduino plat­form, in this case it’s using a Motoru­ino wich is an Arduino clone with a cou­ple of enhance­ments – dc motor dual con­troller, servo and sen­sor plugs, pos­si­bil­ity to select 5v or exter­nal power source for motors and PWM pins.
With Far­r­usco you will be able to make it avoid obsta­cles, fol­low walls, enter in free space mode, and in the future more add-ons will be avail­able, just to name a few: line fol­lower, speak­ers and light sen­sors, RGB leds, and so on.
Mag­a­bot is an Arduino based, open source robot­ics plat­form designed to give mobil­ity to any portable com­puter and in this case Skype was used to con­trol it… video con­fer­ence with the abil­ity to stroll around a remote room/office.