Tom writes – “A company considering importing and distributing the Korean-made Robotis Bioloid brought a couple of kits and assembled robots to our studio. We’ve posted photos, a summary of technical details and video clips at www.botmag.com. The Bioloid line has a number of advances not previously seen in Robo-One category kits: networked servos and sensors with their own addresses allow components to be daisy-chained, so cabling is simpler. Servos and brackets have numerous mounting lugs for greater flexibility in assembling humanoids, spiders, snakes, quadrapeds, you name it, and the servos can act as continous drive motors with programmable speed, torque and stopping points.
Robots can be built right out of the box that are autonomous and that can walk around, avoiding objects, listening for your commands. For example, the sound sensor can distinguish between one clap and two, and respond with programmed behavioral changes. Sound and light sensors are built into a special category of servo that also has output and idler wheels.” – Link.