The Brainlink module, mounted on a Robosapien
The Brainlink module, mounted on a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner
Brainlink is a module that can be added to existing household robots, allowing for the addition of extra sensors, and smartphone or laptop-based remote control
While “toy” robots such as WowWee’s Robosapien already have some pretty impressive capabilities, they can now do even more ... if they have a Brainlink module installed. Brainlink is made by BirdBrain Technologies, which is a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company. When attached to an existing infrared remote-controlled household robot, it will add a built-in light sensor and accelerometer to that device’s quiver, along with the possibility of various other user-supplied sensors that can be plugged into its input ports. The Bluetooth-equipped Brainlink also allows robots to be controlled via the user’s laptop or Android smartphone, which opens up all sorts of possibilities.
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