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Offline KitsuneTopic starter

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Android Motherboard
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:24:30 PM »
I want to know what kind of motherboard to use in an android robot?

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Re: Android Motherboard
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 11:48:14 PM »
Any one that will fit?  ;) That's really a pretty broad question and it has more to deal with your abilities and what you want to make. And there is always the old maxim, "There is more than one way to skin a cat"
I'm extremely biased, so I'm going to say any thing that runs Linux for the heavy lifting (inverse kinesmatics, computer vision, sensor fusion and state estimation) and can communicate with an AVR (for all the hard I/O like analog In and pwm out). So off the top of my head I'd go with these two products to tackle the widest set of problems you may encounter:

Low Voltage x86 Linux Computer
The most versatile AVR

Of course there are a lot of other options, but price to versatility to ease of development to capability, that ranks pretty well in my book. But people think I'm crazy... :-\

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Re: Android Motherboard
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 07:02:23 PM »
I have one of these:

http://buy.advantech.com/PC-104-Modules/CPU-Modules/model-PCM-3353F-L0A1E.htm

and its pretty capable. But it is also $250.

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Re: Android Motherboard
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 10:30:14 PM »
I have one of these:

http://buy.advantech.com/PC-104-Modules/CPU-Modules/model-PCM-3353F-L0A1E.htm

and its pretty capable. But it is also $250.


That's a robotic motherboard?
And will it be able to run an AI program?

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Re: Android Motherboard
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 02:23:28 AM »
That is a pretty general motherboard. I bought my own Digital IO, counter, and Analog IO cards for it.

You can install the OS of your choice and write in the language of your choice.

Might not be the greatest board to start with, *shrug*

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Re: Android Motherboard
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 05:24:19 AM »


Might not be the greatest board to start with, *shrug*

I have always started big In everything I do (I'm an extremely fast learner)

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Re: Android Motherboard
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 11:52:23 AM »
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=66
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/8

There are all sorts of robot controllers available. Some are more capable than others. I doubt many that I just linked to will run Java.

 


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