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Modular Robotics

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Project TitleModular Robotics
Track Code2007-086
Websitehttp://www.modrobotics.com/
Short Description
Abstract
 
Tagsstart-ups
 
Posted DateNov 11, 2010 10:26 AM

What is Modular Robotics?

Modular Robotics makes robot construction kits. By combining sensor, logic and actuator blocks, young kids can create simple reconfigurable robots that exhibit surprisingly complex behavior.

The cubelets standard kit comes with 20 magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming and no wires. You can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound, and temperature, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior. But instead of programming that behavior, you snap the cubelets together and watch the behavior emerge like with a flock of birds or a swarm of bees.

Each cubelet in the kit has different equipment on board and a different default behavior. There are Sense Blocks that act like our eyes and ears, Action blocks, and Think blocks. Just like with people, the senses are the inputs to the system.

Availability

The first robotic kit is expected to launch in December 2010.

Pre-order here.

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Contact Information

Please contact Anita Jesionowski if you have any questions: anitaj@cmu.edu