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There are robots that walk around like spiders, there are robots that avoid objects, and there are robots that talk, but what about a robot spider that talks while avoiding objects? Hobbyist Kevin Ochs’ creation, Charlotte, is just that. Charlotte is a hexapod robot with a talking head that lets it narrate its progress as it avoids collisions.

http://www.gizmag.com/robot-charlotte/27749/

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where is your other hand? biggrin.gif
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This is what happens when an Xbox One and Wall-E mate.
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Seriously I dont care what MS do with their products and I'm no hater. I have an xbox 360 and ps3. I just thought the Charlotte the Spider looked like a Kinnect and found it amusing considering all the invasion of privacy issues that are popping up with google, apple, facebook, microsoft and sony.

I think little Charlotte is cute and cool. But also you must admit it is quite funny that it looks just like a kinnect!!!
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While everybody here is still throwing Microsoft under the bus, I should probably point out that this is running on Rasberry Pi and has NOTHING to do with Xbox One
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Though As a note, This robot reminds me of Doom 3.

Toss a gun on it and a flash light and we got a deal. Having it controlled by the xbox one would make the deal even better tongue.gif
Then the xbox one could be a home security center as well biggrin.gif

Who said we need a dog, we got ourselves a Robot Spider. tongue.gif
That also is spying on us and everything we do rolleyes.gif
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True. It is a plain insect. Not an arachnoid. Missing 2 legs etc.

Haters should hate the competition that did not came up with decent alternatives. MS = pcs for a lot of years. You don't like ms = maybe you are confused of the real world. I.e maybe you think a Spider is a regular insect. Human to do so, still wrong.
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Please stay on topic smile.gif
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Looks interesting, but kinda seems like a Lego Mindworks (that's their robotic stuff, right?) creation compared to some of the other robots out there.

Big Dog still freaks me out when it catches itself stumbling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww (also the bee comment is hilarious)
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