A RoboBrrd is a robot that experiments with human-robot interaction and is created from a limited selection of materials. Inspired by birds, RoboBrrd has a beak and wings that allow it to produce actions based on sensory inputs. The combination of multiple actions create behaviours for RoboBrrd to exhibit. These behaviours provide a way for fun and quirky interactions to occur between the robot and human. It is within the interaction where the robot shows its character.
There are numerous aspects, an example being character, that draw humans toward a robot. In the robotics research world, the study of these aspects in robots is under the umbrella of social robotics. Social robotics explores concepts of how robots and humans can interact and understand each other on a more natural basis.
We attempt to introduce three of these concepts with RoboBrrd:
Building a robot also uses technical and mechanical aspects. Here are some details that we will learn about:
Building a RoboBrrd can be challenging. The first step will help you determine how complex your RoboBrrd will be, and parts you will need.
Here are some video resources that may also help you:
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