Rethink Robotics Baxter

Baxter in a workshopEveryone has known that Rodney Brooks new company, Rethink Robotics was going to come out with something big and they have not disappointed. Baxter is a compliant two armed robot that runs ROS,  comes with an application stack that allows a non-programmer teach it to perform repetitive tasks and somehow only costs $22k! Recently I’ve been working with some amazing makers on creating a new, robotics focused, hackerspace. The more I look at Baxter, the more I think it’s perfect for a robotics hackerspace. Continue reading Rethink Robotics Baxter

Blog syndication

This is a test! And also information. Since converting my website to run on wordpress, I have been playing around with various integration mechanisms, github twitter and google+. Twitter seems to work well enough for automatically tweeting when I post something. And it is possible to have google+ posts appear on my wordpress site but not the other way around which is a bit disappointing.