A further selection of direct hyperlinks to sites that you might find interesting. Everything from robotics to artificial life!
- FIRST Robotics Waterloo Regional site (at University of Waterloo)
- Video: Robots and Genetic Algorithms (Scientific America)
- NASA Robotics Alliance Project
- Pleo: A Baby Dinosaur - as of mid-2008, the Pleo seems to be the top robot of choice. Just search YouTube for "Pleo" to see a wide array of videos like this one.
- Pleo Meets Aibo - Aibo was a robot dog created by Sony but they have recently stopped making them. They were at one point the top-of-the-line robot pet. Even on eBay, the Aibo sells for between $1,000 - $2,000!
Androids / Gynoids / Humanoid Robots
- A Japanese Robot visits Dr. Robert Epstein
- Actroid - Japanese robot 2005, Actroid 2006 (English)
- RoboSoccer (Small) - Small, autonomous robots (not remote controlled) that are playing soccer.
- Dancing Femisapien - To be released summer 2008! Made by Wowwee, one of the most prolific makers of toy robots.
Build Your Own Robot
- Solarbotics - A Canadian source for robot kits, parts and info. Based in Calgary.
- Efston Science - An educational science store in Toronto, selling beginner and intermediate robot kits including the 4-in-1 Robot and the Weasel used in our robot workshop for the ChongChing Summer Camp 2008.
MouseyBot from Instructables - a step-by-step guide to making a robot out of an old mouse. It follows light shone on the floor and backs away from obstacles. A kit version is available from Solarbotics.
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