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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.