Hardware: A body for your mind

Robot Anatomy, 101: here we briefly explain how we approach the question of finding an affordable hardware solution for a humanoid robot. A key-issue is the use of smart phones for computing, gyroscopes, speakers and other hardware that causes high prices in other personal robots.

For discussions on the project, a forum will be set up soon. In the meantime, a facebook page was created for an informal, efficient exchange: http://www.facebook.com/collbot

Hardware components

2 Microphones (stereo hearing)
2 Cameras (stereo vision)
Speaker (available in phone)
Batteries
25 degrees of freedom (servos)
OS (android) & computing through phone
3-axis gyroscope
Pressure sensors
3-axis accelerometer

And here is the challenge: all of this should be open-source and cost under 1000 EUR.