Robots Everywhere From Cell Phone Electronics

Robots Everywhere is a project that seeks to harness the power of cell phones, which are much more capable than most consumers give them credit for.

The modern mobile phone has become a powerful computer in its own right, equipped with navigation aids such as a camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometers, allowing it to function as a stand-alone robot controller. Able to use a variety of wireless communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GSM, a mobile phone needs no additional radio, sensors, or computing power to control many types of robots. This system has been dubbed Robots Anywhere, for its low cost and supreme portability - simply connect the phone to the add-on board, and connect servos and additional sensors as needed. After some quick configuration, the software takes care of the rest! Drive robots from a PC or even from another mobile phone - such is the power and portability of the Robots Anywhere system!


(Cell phone robot from Transformers)

Fans of the movie Transformers will recall the crazed Nokia cell phone robot transformer. This device was created by siphoning off just a bit of the All Spark's energy and providing it to an ordinary Nokia phone.


(Cell phone robot from Transformers)

Maybe today's phones don't need the All Spark - just the "spark" of human creativity - to perform amazing feats.

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