Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Don't Mess With the Bojan

It's not exactly Wallace and Gromit's A Grand Day Out - but it's close. Bojan Nemec of the Institut Jožef Stefan in Slovenia has created an autonomous skiing robot.

There have been skiing robots before, but this one is larger - Nemec's robot is large enough to use off-the-shelf skis.

A laptop controls the movements, using gyros for balance and a vision system for maneuvering around gates. It also has a GPS, but that is to measure speed, not for direction.

There are additional videos on the IEEE website.

IEEE Spectrum (via Neatorama)
Popcorn (photo)
Japan Times

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