Lego Mindstorms

Geeks in Toyland:

Lego built a global empire out of little plastic blocks, then conquered the wired world with a robot kit called Mindstorms. So when the time came for an upgrade, they turned to their obsessed fans -- and rewrote the rules of the innovation game.

"We wanted to create robots with more personality. We wanted them to go from being more mechanical to more human."
-- Mindstorms director Søren Lund

With 4 sensors (Ultrasound, Sound, Light and Touch), 3 interactive servo motors and Bluetooth I wonder if it's possible to send robot's raw input to a computer for processing and then send commands back to the robot for execution. Would be interesting to have a simulation based on some real real-time input.

[via O'Reilly Radar]

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