Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The German research institut Frauenhofer IAIS has developed a flexible and modular mobile robot construction kit , designed to fit the needs in research and education as well as in application-based rapid-prototyping. The component-based approach offers a plug-in architecture in electronic hardware, software and mechanics. It provides open interfaces to hardware and software modules.Combined with an effective and robust design, a wide range of domain-specific robots can be created with little effort. Furthermore, the modular concept facilitates reusability of already developed components. The robot kit and its components are available for sale via Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Informationstechnische Systeme. Price starts from 5300:- EUR.