Small Robot That Knows When To Charge Itself [Video]

Initially this appears to be a cute robot that acts around and goes back to its base for recharging, sounds good enough, but this means that the robot could live forever or at least while there is power flowing into the charging unit. The problem that we have here is that the team behind this clever robot have no idea what it will be used for, so therefore it could become a waiter or terminator!

These are the details for the NEST (NAO Energy STation);

A body with 25 degrees of freedom (DOF), whose key elements are electric motors and actuators.

A series of sensors – 2 cameras, 4 microphones, a Sonar distance sensor, 2 IR emitters and receivers, 1 inertial board, 9 tactile sensors, 8 pressure sensors.

Various devices to express itself – voice synthesizer, LED lights, 2 high quality speakers.

A CPU (located in the head) which runs a Linux kernel and supports ALDEBARAN’s own proprietary middleware (NAOqi).

A second CPU (located in the torso).

A 55 Watt-Hours battery, giving NAO 1.5 hours autonomy or more depending on the usage.

Source [Ubergizmo]