Working on many robots over the last 15 years and specifically home robots the last 4; brainstorming new ideas I developed this infographic about the home robot design space. There are some sizes of robot that that are advantageous to build and some sizes you just don’t want to build.
Everyone 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