Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Windows Mobile 5.0 controls the WiMo robot

Robots seem to be quite the popular geek toy these days, and Brian of the Windows Mobile team blog, posted some details of his Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone-controlled WiMo robot.

WiMo uses a Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone as the "brain" that communicates via Bluetooth to the microcontroller and also to a Pocket PC via Wi-Fi. The Pocket PC can then be used as a remote, with the directional pad controlling basic movement. The Smartphone can stream video from the camera, so WiMo can "see" where it is going. Voice commands are also being implemented into the robot, and WiMo can even dance. Brian will be posting step-by-step instructions on how to build WiMo in the future.

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