Archive for February, 2014

Robot idea to interact with kids

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Here’s a fairly simple idea for a robot which could interact with kids:
1. Start with a computer (e.g. a Raspberry Pi).
2. Add a camera which is used to do facial recognition (so the robot can tell who’s standing in front of it)
3. Use a chatbot set up as a child (simple language, topics appropriate to […]

Good first robot

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

MakerShed has Sparki, a good introductory robot for kids or adults.
Sparki comes preassembled and ready to go out of the box. It comes with a remote control for controlling the robot.
The robot has a lot of included sensors and outputs. It’s an easy way to get started with the programming and behavior side of the […]