Brian Cross is, like, really smart. That's what I've decided.
He woke up one day and felt like building a robot...
...so he did.
He's come along way from his early attempts, and he now has multiple hardware platforms which all tie into a single brain. That brain is a Bluetooth-enabled Windows Mobile SmartPhone. There's also some stuff that runs on a PC which was built with some
of the Robotics bits that are available with
Microsoft Robotics Studio
Brian uses the phone to direct the actions of the robots, as well as handle things like communications and image acquisition (yeah - these robots, like the various probes we've launched into space, like to send images back).
I was floored by what I saw. And, for those of you who like what you see here, Brian has posted directions on the official WiMo site
which describe how to build a robot similar to the one you'll see in the video.
It's amazing what you can do with a computer, a phone, and a couple hundred bucks nowadays.