Japanese Researchers Create Robot Controller Environment Equipped with Android Smartphones



Researchers from the Laboratory ‘Takanishi Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University of Japan’ has recently announced the construction of a robot co-developed regulatory environment Kokushikan University and Japan Robotech. The uniqueness of the robot’s environment watchdog is the existence of an ‘Android smartphone’ to perform its functions.

This Android smartphone is a mobile robot from Sony Mobile, namely “Sony Xperia So-05D”. In the smartphone also pinned a special application which is used to control the movement of motors and sensors on the robot. The specific applications will be periodically measured data from the GPS, camera or external sensor. Furthermore, these data will be uploaded to the cloud service Google Drive to use the mobile network.

This robot is likely to be priced at between “1500 USD to 5000 USD”. The researchers say that the robot is built aims to monitor the activity of animals in the forest, radiation monitoring in mining and others.

The robot moves with six legs and is equipped with two DC motors. Each motor is used to drive the three legs are located on the left and right. The robot was able to move forward, backward, or turning left and right. Moreover this robot has a speed of 0.1 meters per second.

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