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- RoboCup Official Site
13 - AIBO is a totally new type of entertainment robot created bySony. It has its own emotions and instincts, and walks on fourlegs like humankind's old friends, the dog and the cat. AIBOlearns by living and interacting with you, developing its ownunique personality unlike that of any other AIBO.
- The Cog Shop
12 - COG is a humanoid robot being developed at the MIT AI Lab.
- Personal Robot R100
13 - R100 is being developed by NEC as "A prototype research robot designed to live with you at home asa useful and lovable partner"
- Boston Dynamics, Inc. Home Page
12 - Boston Dynamics Inc. (BDI) creates automated computer characters, virtual realitytraining systems and engineering simulations for things that move, such as humans, animals,robots and electromechanical devices. We specialize in interactive dynamic simulationcoupled to 3D computer graphics and force-feedback devices
- The HONDA HUMANOID ROBOT
12 - A two legged human size robot that can climb stairs.
- Snake Robots
14 - (Let's hope these don't become autonomous)
- The Eureka Robot Vac
15 - Autonomous agents meet dirt.
- Waseda Univ. Humanoid Project
14 - This project was established at Waseda University in 1992 to develop an anthropomorphic robotnamed "Humanoid" which will comprise sensing, recognition, expression and motion sub-systemsto enable robots and humans to build common mental and physical spaces cooperatively.
- Robots Among Us (Moravec)
14 - Hans Moravec (CMU), Scientific American,December 1999.
18 - TeamBots is a Java-based collection of application programs and Java packages formultiagent mobile robotics research. The TeamBots distribution is a full source-coderelease. The simulation environment is 100% Java. Execution on mobile robots sometimesrequires low-level libraries in C, but Java is used for all higher-level functions. At present,TeamBots will run on the Nomadic Technologies' Nomad 150 robot and (very soon) onPersonal Robotics' Cye robot.
- First robotics competition
15 - The FIRST Robotics Competition is a national engineering contest which immerses high school students in the exciting world of engineering. Teaming up with engineers from businesses and universities,students get a hands-on, inside look at the engineering profession. In six intense weeks, students and engineers work together to brainstorm, design, construct and test their "champion robot". With onlysix weeks, all jobs are critical path. The teams then compete in a spirited, no-holds-barred tournament complete with referees, cheerleaders and time clocks.
- Co-Evolutionary Robot Soccer
16 - University of Aarhus offers RoboCup Jr -- a web-based Co-Evolutionary Robot Soccer game. You can evolve your own (Khepera simulated) robots to play thesoccer game by manipulating evolution parameters. When you evolve agood robot, you can upload it to our server, which will play 50.000matchesevery night among the incoming players, and then generate the newhighscore list every morning. At the end of the competition, the bestones on the highscore list will win the prizes (different robots).
- Mereware educational robotics resources
19 - Educational tech resource for robotic and AI research and neuralnetworks and more
- PPRK: Palm Pilot Robot Kit
17 - The Palm Pilot Robot Kit is a design for aneasy-to-build, fully autonomous robot controlled by aPalm handheld computer. This design was created by two CMU Robotics Insitute research groups, the Toy Robots Initiative and the Manipulation Lab, with the intent of enabling just about anyone to start building and programming mobile robots at a modest cost.
- Robots at the WTC
17 - The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR). is a Center of Excellence operating under the auspices of NIUSR and ismade up of robotics professionals from the military, industry, and academia. TheCenter responded with its diverse cache of robots within 6 hours to the WTC disasterwith teams from Foster-Miller led by Arnis Mangolds, iRobot led by Tom Frost,SPAWAR (Navy) led by Bart Everett, and the University of South Florida led byRobin Murphy.
0 - TheSlugBot Project at the University of West England "represents the first stage of a study in energy autonomy; aproof-of-concept vehicle capable of detecting and collecting slugs."
- Rod Brooks Fresh Air interview
12 - The NPR Fresh Air radio show interviewed Rod Brooks on Marcy 4, 2002 about his work at MIT on developing intelligent robots.
- Open PINO humanoid robot platform
15 - Open PINO Platform is the project to accelerate the research and development of humanoid robots by providing the technical information of PINO open to the public.
- BEAM Robotics
16 - The term BEAM is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics andMechanics. BEAM robotics was invented (and is patented) byDr Mark W. Tilden whilst he was a student at University in Canada. BEAM robots do not use computers or microcontrollers as brains they have 'hard-wired' electronic control systems. Generally they are much cheaper to build than computer controlled robots.
16 - Webots is a product develped by Cyberbotics, a small robotics company which came out of EPFL. It allows users to to create collections of simulated custom robots and virtual worlds. The robots can be programed and their behaviour studied in a simulator and eventually transfered to physical robots made by Cyberbotics.
- ER! personal robot system
21 - ER1 by Evolution Robotics is a kit (US$ 600) to build a mobile robot using a standard laptop.
- nBot, a two wheel balancing robot
544 - David P. Anderson of SMU has built a two