[IAEP] [Butia-list] XO robotics

Andres Aguirre aguirrea at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 10:36:59 EDT 2012

I think you guys will enjoy this:


all the best

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Andres Aguirre <aguirrea at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to share with you this video
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp3e1YAtJPs taken a few days ago in the
> robotic event called sumo.uy [1] organized by the public Uruguayan
> faculty of engineering. In this event there were two challenges for
> the butiá robot, were schools from Uruguay come to participate.
> This video is very nice, because is the robot that was done from the
> scratch by students and a teacher of a small community in Uruguay.
> They modify the original design of the butiá robot and use recycled
> parts of old computer components to make the IO board and to make the
> chassis of the robot with the case of an old PC.
> all the best!
> andrés
> [1] www.fing.edu.uy/sumo.uy
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 4:45 AM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn
> <alanjas at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Putting the XO on top of the robot appears to me as a cute photo op
>>> > thing,
>>> > not a necessity. It would be amazingly cool if the XO camera would
>>> > capture
>>> > images that real time were processed by the XO, or man a sonar sensor,
>>> > or
>>> > something. So far I don't think this is happening, and the XO on the
>>> > platform feels like a pour la gallerie innocent gimmick.
>>> In fact, the XO is part of the robot and there is a plugin for
>>> TurtleBlocks that allows to use the camera as a sensor color. (see
>>> followme plugin)
>> Exist a "followme" plugin for the TurtleBlocks (TurtleArt) activity:
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Turtle_Art#FollowMe
>> And exist a separate activity for the XO:
>> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/es-ES/sugar/addon/4368
>> A video of the activity FollowMe Butia:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nnc9Rn9GbY
>> Regards!
>> Alan

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