Posted by Nuno Miguel Correia via T(h)inker it!
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.