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Midbot Makes Your Notebook Into a Robot Controlled Online

by Shane McGlaun

I like robots, but I won’t really be interested in one for my house until they can clean for me or mow the lawn. Once that milestone is hit, I will get out the credit card and buy one. I will admit that the though of a remote-controlled laptop computer robot is very cool and has me ready to reach for my wallet.

The robot kit is called the MIDbot and the kit sells for $319 (USD). For that much loot, you get a frame kit that can hold a notebook or netbook up to 1.5Kg. The kit height is at max dimensions 155mm H x 260mm W x 480mm D and weighs 1500g. It includes the cable to connect to your PC, software for remotely controlling movement, integrative arm or gripper and a full supply of awesome.

You have to provide your own computer with Windows 7, Vista, or XP OS. Once built, you can control the robot over the Internet and see the video from the webcam via Skype or other video chat software. You also need a Wi-Fi network at the location where the robot roams. Just think of how badly you could spook the cat or dog with this thing.

[via Brando]




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