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[News] Vstone's Robovie-PC Runs GNU/Linux

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Vstone Robovie-PC

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| Other specifications include a 1.3 megapixel web cameras in 
| his head, and it can run Linux or Windows making it highly 
| customizable, check out the video of him in action below.


Autonomous robot runs Linux on Intel Atom

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| Vstone has announced a two-legged humanoid robot that 
| sports an onboard, Intel Atom-based PC. The "Robovie-PC" 
| can walk on joints that offer six degrees of freedom, 
| offers an accelerometer and gyro sensors, includes a 1.3 
| megapixel webcam, and has a body padded with polyurethane 
| foam, says the company.



Robots to get their own operating system


Robot Makers Collaborate on Operating System

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| Ultimately, whether the robot world rallies around an open source OS or a
| commercial OS will depend on the vibrancy of the developer community and the
| availability of "apps" that underlie more advanced capabilities.


ERP: An Open Source Robot Design

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| All the software used is free software licensed under the GPL or BSD.


Open Source Robotics Venture Shows the Way Forward

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| First, look at the team behind it. Willow Garage founded by Scott Hassan (one
| of the designers of the original Google search engine) has set out to develop
| both the hardware and software for personal robots unlike any previous
| venture. By promoting an open source and open platform approach they are
| pulling in ideas and assistance from specialists in North America and Europe.


The Year of the Linux-powered Robots

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| In the very near future, robots will become an indispensable tool that man
| canât live without. Just like computers, it will do complicated and
| challenging tasks thus making things a lot easier for all of us.
| We all know that majority of personal computers are still running Microsoft
| Windows operating system and that the year of the Linux desktop is still far
| from reality. However, many experts believe that in the field of Robotics,
| itâs going to be a whole different ball game. Soon, Linux-powered robots will
| dominate the market and will lead the new age of technology.


Student Roboticists Compete to Create C3PO, Share Their Source Code

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| More than 42,000 high-school students in 1,680 teams from 10 countries are
| competing in the 2009 FIRST Robotics Competition. (Dean Kamen, the man behind
| the Segway scooters and many other inventions, is the founder of FIRST.)
| Twenty thousand mentors have volunteered to assist them. The competition is
| observing open source principles, according to CollabNet...


RobotCub project builds open-source, humanoid robot baby

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| One of the major goals of the iCub project is to make an open-source standard
| for the design of the humanoid robot. If things work out well, you could
| imagine in the future there might be one massive, open-source humanoid robot
| OS that all budding robot-makers will use as a base to build on.


5 Awesome Robot Kits to Get You Started with Robotics

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| Every geeks dream is to have a personal robot that can be programmed to
| perform various tasks. If you have seen Tony Stark's robotic assistants in
| the movie Iron Man then you probably know what I mean. But unlike in movies,
| today's robots are not as advanced or still have limited capabilities.
| However, time will come that they will become more sophisticated and more
| useful than they are now.


"Storage robot" gains community-built apps

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| Data Robotics has announced a new "Linux Dashboard" and other
| community-developed "DroboApps" for its Linux-based DroboShare
| network-storage device. The company is also shipping a more powerful,
| Firewire-equipped version of the SOHO-targeted Drobo "storage robot," which
| is network-enabled by the DroboShare companion.


The Robot: Hardware List, Wheel Plan, More Ideas, Steps to launch

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| These rough steps sound pretty accurate. Milestones in bold.
| 1. Research relevant further reading areas
| 2. Order hardware
| 3. Install Linux on main board
| 4. Install Linux kmods for relevant hardware and make sure all works
| 5. Fine tune Linux install


Robotics tools add Linux support

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| Energid Technologies Corp. announced an upgrade to its robotics software
| platform that adds fast validation features and Linux support.


Laser-guided French robots run Linux

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| A French robotics start-up called Wany Robotics has announced two mobile,
| mini-ITX-based sensor robots that run Linux. Aimed at educational and R&D
| applications, the PeKeeII robots are based on Via C3 or Intel Core 2 Duo
| processors, and offer sensor telemetry, ultrasound, and laser detection.

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