31 Mar '14, 3pm

$20 Robot From MIT Wins AFRON Design Challenge

$20 Robot From MIT Wins AFRON Design Challenge

Robots, as anyone who has ever attempted to build or buy or fix a robot knows, tend to be expensive. This presents a problem for people who want to start learning about robotics, because getting a foot in the door with an actual robot to work on generally involves a substantial up-front investment in hardware. And for places where teachers and students don't have huge piles of money to throw at technology, this can mean that robots just don't happen. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society collectively sponsor a biennial design challenge to "collaboratively create an educational robot that is an order of magnitude less expensive than existing products , to inspire young people around the world." For 2013/2014, MIT took home a win with their MIT SEG robot, a 3D-printed, Arduino-based wheeled robot that can be built for $20 in five steps...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/20-robot-...

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