One of the main achievements in recent years. consumer robotics as Roomba or Pleo robots that we have seen in the movie and is the only car factory to be turned into a device that can both help and entertain us. Important trends in technology and all this is possible thanks to the simplicity of the robot and, more importantly, the simplicity of how we interact with these products Cubelets is a good example of this and this. He is what I'm excited to get my hands on.
Cubelets is a kind of robot construction is a commercial project roBlocks Carnegie Mellon Laboratory design calculations Cubelets modular robotic system is different from the previous another. can work together when combined. For example, a pair of drive unit from the temperature, and you can have a robot driving away from heat sources, there are 15 kinds of blocks that are in the pipeline.
Cubelets Standard kit sells for $ 160 and includes six blocks of the disk and carry the torch of light and proximity sensor, a battery and a passive blocking utility. Interested buyers can purchase a great investment in the 20-unit KT01 set to go for $ 520.
Kinds of other blogs will be sold for $ 25 - only the battery pack $ 35 and $ 32 a block away taste blog more varied and interesting, and block graphs, which are an indicator LED is used for the solution. error.
Cubelets video below, it is clear that the work - modular units fit together well, and if it makes sense for you to have a robot that does what you have in mind. The total length of the block to the block rotation, and infrared light to measure the distance and cause the robot to go in circles, when things get close. Cart and blog handle, and you get a flashlight, you can control the intensity of course, all robots must be built battery pack to power an array of sensors.
Keep in mind, Cubelets based distributed applications, so that the blog is not the processor, and the other is for the observer, so that they will work together, and each one has a micro-controller itself, so that they work. and a sense of shared situational awareness will change depending on what works for them, they are blocking communication with management Cubelets beginners is a good description.
This way, you will not be sold or Cubelets, but they seem to play better. My biggest fear - it's just fun, they tinker with, not something that I can take it to another level. In the end, they will work with the language, but not before, it's just that the pleasure of intelligent robots with their main limitation price.