I have list of websites about robots and robotics that are very interesting. I did this research some years ago when I had more free time to surf the net, but I will probably get back to the subject of robots and robotics soon.
I am personally most interested in micro-robots which are considered those that are in size less that 1 cubic inch. The Ants from MIT (http://groups.csail.mit.edu/lbr/ants/) is very good example.
The Swiss EPFL institute had done great deal of research and work in that area. Not all the pages are currently active, but they have archives of most of their projects. Here are some links:
- http://diwww.epfl.ch/lami/ – The LAMI (Microprocessor Systems Lab) – the founder is now running this business: http://www.didel.com/.
- http://asl.epfl.ch/epfl/ – ASL/LSA Autonomous Systems Lab.
Here: http://nanolab.me.cmu.edu/projects/waterrunner/ – a project from Carnegie Mellon University – Water Runner Robot.
Of course Linux has its share in the business too: http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Open-source-robotic-simulation-packages/ – “Open source robot simulation software simplifies the creation of physical …”. IBM are in the business too – http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-robotools/.
For “iFanatics” there is that silly walking iPhone robot (http://robots.net/article/2670.html) create by Japanese eningeer Kazu Terasaki.
If you want to start practice here you can find some gear:
… and some tutorials:
Other links that you may fond interesting: