Robot Lab

 

Equipment

The e-puck is a small (7 cm) differential wheeled mobile robot. It was originally designed for micro-engineering education by Michael Bonani and Francesco Mondada at the ASL laboratory of Prof. Roland Siegwart at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland). The e-puck is open hardware and its onboard software is open source, and is built and sold by several companies. [Wikipedia][Homepage Project]

Thymio II is an educational robot in the 100 Euros price range. The robot was developed at the EPFL in collaboration with ECAL, both in Lausanne, Switzerland. A purely-visual programming language was developed at ETH Zurich. All components, both hardware and software, are open source. The main features of the robot are a large number of sensors and actuators, educational interactivity based on light and touch, and a programming environment featuring graphical and text programming. Thymio has over 20 sensors and 40 lights and integrates with third party languages such as MIT’s Scratch. [Wikipedia][Homepage Project]

The Kilobot is a 3.3 cm tall low-cost swarm robot developed by Radhika Nagpal and Michael Rubenstein at Harvard University. They can act in groups, up to a thousand, to execute commands programmed by users that could not be executed by individual robots. A large issue with research on robot collectives is that the cost of individual units is too high, but the Kilobot’s total cost of parts is under $15. In addition to the low cost, it still has applications such as collective transport, human-swarm interaction, and shape self-assembly.[Wikipedia][Homepage Project]

Thanks to the open source technology , the original Creator has been proven to be a precise and high quality 3D printer. With numerous upgrades based on this proven and highly popular original model, Creator Pro takes the precision and quality to a new level, and is featured with more possibilities. It is best-suited for enthusiasts and makers. And now the 2016 Creator Pro is more stylish and user-friendly in design. [Website]

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