At this year’s Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, visitors were treated to a bunch of cool prototypes. Some of these included robots powered by Android. The robots were powered by G1’s, Droids and a few Nexus Ones.
These Cellbots was controlled via the Bluetooth protocol XMPP that is included in these Android handsets. Some of the robots ran off the phones battery. There’s even a neat Cellbot icon that you can place on your home screen and when the program is active there’s another icon in the notification pull down bar.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXPT3V8MG4g&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
If you get something similar working, share it in the Cellbots support & discussion group . Bonus points if you hook your robot up to a wireless charging station! Bonus points if you hook up your robot to a wireless charging station!
If you like you can try this yourself. There’s a tutorial on how to make your own robots here. There are also more pictures and a few videos of these robots in action.[via cellbots]