Wednesday, July 11, 2007

RobuDog fetches, plays dead, has WiFi

France's Robosoft has just announced a new bot model set to roll off of
its assembly line, dubbed the RobuDog. The Windows XP-programmable
canine was shown at RoboCup
this year and will be made available for public consumption sometime
this Fall. The little pup has a 500MHz onboard processor, 802.11b/g, 17
joints, 2 infrared sensors, an "intelligent" color camera, and
floor-contact sensors on each foot. The dog also features articulated
ankles, which make it easier for it to find its footing and allow the
bot do things like kick soccer balls or dance (if you're interested in those sorts of activities). Additionally, the dog can interface with Microsoft's Robotics Studio
1.5, which allows you to create actions in virtual simulations which
you can upload back to the bot. Available soon for 3,200 Euros, or
about $4397.
Article Link (Engadget)

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