Being mad about robots, I started to collect a lot of robot related things. My collection and interest in robots and robotics started with a tiny tin toy robot which was printed on a magazine cover. I did some research to find this robot and to get my own one. And I was successful! This was … [Read more…]
To be aware of how amazing the current robots we have are, we should have look back in the past as well. Let’s just begin with the WABOT. WABOT stands for WAseda roBOT – and Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) was the place where it was built. But what’s so special about this robot? The first … [Read more…]
The new Star Wars is coming to cinemas soon and a lot of people are already very thrilled for months. It is even possible to buy an BB-8 Droid made by Sphero which is advertised as the droid we are looking for as a merchandise.
Have you ever heard of Braitenberg Vehicles? No?!? Then take a minute and keep on reading! Braitenberg Vehicles are a thought experiment of the cyberneticist Valentino Braitenberg. His concept are robots which are equipped with sensors which are connected to the motors of the vehicle. Therewith the motion of the robot is directly controlled by … [Read more…]
In this new series of blogposts I will present you my favourite robots. The robots I will pick are not only developed by researchers, but will include as well projects by private persons. So let’s start with the first one!