Team NimbRo at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg in Germany decided to attach a Pocket PC and a LifeView FlyCam to the head of a Robosapien robot, write the software to make him autonomous, and release the instructions and API’s for those of you who want to follow in their footsteps (the ability to wield a solder gun like a jedi wields a lightsaber is apparently a prerequisite.)
Guess what? We happen to have a Robosapien, a spare PPC, and a Pretec CompactCamera (which will work too) in the GadgetMadness gadget vault. If DoctorX, or whatever that cool guy who can assemble Media Center PC’s in his sleep (you know who you are) will come to our aid, we plan on making our very own Tom Servosapien. After all, he did tip us on this story. Stay tuned.
RoboSapien-API for embedded Visual C++ by Team NimbRo
Ultimate Review – Robosapien Programmable Toy Battle Robot from ThinkGeek
GadgetMadness Robosapien MechaPimp Video!
Robosapien $89.99 @ ThinkGeek.com