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GroundBot: Remotely controlled surveillance robot from Sweden

Posted: 03 Nov 2011 06:09 AM PDT

Although latest robots can play table tennis, robots can also be used for surveillance, and if you're interested about surveillance robot, we might have the right thing for you today.

GroundBot is one of a kind robot, and it comes from Swedish firm Rotundus. What makes GroundBot so special is its looks, and unlike other humanoid robots that we have seen before, this one looks like a sphere. To be precise, GroundBot is a remote-controlled, all-weather 2-foot sphere that can go through snow, mud, and sand. While user is remotely controlling GroundBot, it receives live feed in 3D thanks to the pair of cameras. We also have to mention that this robot also comes with knobby treads that allow it to move on all sorts of terrain.

Swedish Defense Force is currently testing this robot, and we can only wonder what purpose GroundBot will have in the future. Only downside of this robot is its speed that is limited to 6mph, but we hope that folks behind GroundBot will find a way to speed this robot up.

[via Technabob]


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Cybertecture Mirror: Augmented reality mirror that displays your health information

Posted: 02 Nov 2011 08:46 AM PDT

Augmented reality has growing popularity, and speaking of which, if you're a fan of augmented reality, you'll be interested in latest interactive mirror called Cybertecture Mirror.

This mirror works as regular mirror but it displays so much more than just your reflection. Cybertecture Mirror connects to internet via WiFi or LAN, and it can display latest news, weather updates, messages in your inbox and social network updates. In addition, Cybertecture Mirror boasts uses 32-inch LCD display that is fronted by a 37-inch fog-resistant mirror. There is wireless peripheral sensor pad that can calculate and display your health information such as percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and body weight. As for the software, Cybertecture Mirror runs on Linux-based operating system.

Cybertecture Mirror sounds amazing, but unfortunately, only downside of it is its price, and we estimate that price of a single Cybertecture Mirror will range from $3,600 to $7,700 depending from your configuration.

[via Ubergizmo]


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