Robotic gadgetry is flooding market, but only some chosen ones are worth splurge on. Robotic gadgets ranges from tiny cockroach inspired robot to advance mountain-climbing robot. Take a look at some of the decent deals if you wish spent on robotic gadgets.
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Lego Mindstorms EV3 is a sort of kit that allows you to create truly amazing robots like the cobra bot R3PTR, scorpion and some other robotic creatures that can be controlled via remote or Bluetooth devices. It comes with 592 bricks, a number of sensors, motors and other components. Codes can either be written, while some pre-written programs offers advanced capabilities, like shooting red balls at infrared targets or navigation ground obstacles.
BB-8 by Sphero
Delightful robot stuff – the Sphero BB-8 are dressed as BB-8. It’s controlled via a smartphone running a custom BB-8 app or via voice commands. Apparently, you would require a compatible iOS or Androidsmart-device to handle it.
A Berkeley team has developed a tiny robot after studying incredible ability of cockroaches to contort their body to fit into spaces much smaller than their own size, can withstand a force of around 900 times its own weight without sustaining any injury, and can move at 20 body lengths a second using “boy-frication-legged crawling. The tiny robot is equipped with sensors and can be deployed to look for buried people during natural disasters such as earthquake.
Atlas Unplugged was developed by Google-Owned Boston Dynamics with the US Defense Advance Research Project Agency for the DARPA Robotics Challenge. It stands about 6ft 2in high and weighs 16.4kg and is good at negotiating tough, outdoor terrain in a bipedal manner. It can climb using its hands and feet like a human would do.
WheeMe Massage Robot
It’s a delightful, palm-size massage robot that uses tilt sensor technology to automatically steer itself over the body along with maintaining balance to prevent falling off. For people, who wish for message after their hectic daily routine, WheelMe is a perfect companion.
While, some of these robotic gadgets have vision behind their development, some others are only meant to entertain you. These gadgets/robots are getting better and better with more sensors and motor components.
With every step that technology takes toward better robotics, awaits the advent of Artificial Intelligence, which will change the way we interact with gadgets.