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Books.com - Robot Kits, Robotics, and Toy Robots
Parts and KitsThe Handy Board, from MIT
This MC68HC11-based board from MIT is similar to other boards from MIT: the board from the "6.270 Robot Builders Guide" and the Rugwarrior (designed for the book "Mobile Robots"). It runs Interactive C and has a lot of built-in feature such as an LCD panel. Fred Martin (the creator) is also writing a text book called "Robotic Explorations: An Introduction to Engineering and Design" based on the 6.270 Robot Builder's Guide, and this will optionally ship with the Handyboard.
Lego Mindstorms and the RCX Programmable Microcomputer Brick
Inspired by the MIT Programmable Brick, this commercial product should be available in 1998.
An embedded controller based on the MC68HC11F1 microprocessor, designed by Pete Dunster from Wollongong. The design is very modular, and thus very flexible.
Norland Research - Small Andriod Model (SAM)
SAM was designed to replace converting toys to robots. It is a quick and innovative platform for the robot hobbiest.
These kits are designed for school children and novices. They are controlled from the computer via a cable, and programmed in BASIC
The Programmable Brick, from MIT
MIT Programmable Brick is a MC68HC11-based controller board (similar to the Handyboard) embedded inside a LEGO brick.
Robix RCS-6 Robot Construction Set
Lynxmotion Robotic Arm Kit
Australian supplier of robot kits (Lynxmotion, Cybug, etc)
Low cost DIY printed circuit boards in Australia and around the world. Range includes various PICs, etc.
PicBus and StampBus modules
These modules are manufactured in Melbourne. They also have a distributer in the UK.
The Robot Store
All types of kits available, indexed by price/skill/manufacturer. Sells the Rugwarrior kit that normally comes with the book "Mobile Robots". Based in the United States but sells anywhere.
iRobot engineers and markets the most innovative research robots, interactive toys, robots for energy & utilities, and robots for commerce and industry. Based in the United States but sells anywhere.
Robots others have built
The 12th Annual IEEE Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice M2VIP 2005
De La Sale University - Manila, Philippines 29 November - 2 December 2005
AustraliaNational Centre For Engineering in Agriculture (Mechatronics Projects)
United StatesArtificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Robotics Group, California Institute of Technology
Robotics Laboratory, University of Maryland
OtherMercury Project, University of Southern California