This is our first post for a new category called “Featured Robots.” We decided it would be helpful to feature robots that we think other developers can benefit from seeing. Each profiled robot will have some bit of specific take away value for developers to ponder.
For our first featured robot we found this beautifully simple LEGO NXT card dealing robot.
What we like about this robot is that is shows a real world application for which robots could be used. As a robotic company we ourselves are always looking for robotic application themes. We are always asking ourselves questions like, “Where do robots fit into our lives?” or “What is the next Roomba?!” When I look at this cute robotic card dealer it makes me imagine what next versions could be like. Maybe a stationary robot in the center of a poker table which rotates as it deals. It can be told (or sense) how many players to deal to, where they are, and what game is being played. At the end of each hand the cards are pushed into a bin which reshuffles them for the next hand. Now that’s a robot I’d like to own!
Via Make Magazine – Via TechEBlog