Links to related websites

Of course, Collbot is not 100% innovation. We are building on the substrate of prior projects in the fields of open-source development, robotics, prototype development and other areas. We draw inspiration from related projects or completely different ones with a similar spirit. We exchange ideas with like-minded developers, use - often open-source - tools and keep an eye on competitors.

On this page, you will find links to projects, products and other websites that we think are worth looking into.
 

Related Projects

http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/
Visit NAO, the French super-star and probably the best humanoid robot research platform around – for now

http://www.romela.org/
DARwe-OP, might have a stupid name, head and URL (it is abbreviated above), but has interesting aspects and is technically advanced – and open source!

http://www.icub.org/
iCub, fancy and good-looking, but partly outdated; yet an inspiring robotics project from the realm of the EU

http://www.raspberrypi.org/
Not a robot, but otherwise pursued with similar intentions

http://www.android.com/
Android, the open-source operating system for mobile devices of our choíce
 

Tools we use, want to use or dream of using

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Useful for structuring your thoughts into a problem tree; open-source and free

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gfdl
Information on the GNU free documentation license

http://www.skype.com
Orchestrating a de-centralised workflow requires a lot of communication – thanks to Skype, that doesn’t cost us money

http://www.facebook.com/collbot
Our facebook page, currently used as a mean to contact us and exchange information on our project

http://www.fablab-muenchen.de/ or http://www.happylab.at/
3D printing – fun for making hardware

http://www.ted.com/talks
TED talks offer further inspiration - in more than 1,100 individual talks
 

Other great robotics and AI websites

http://www.bostondynamics.com/
Boston Dynamics publishes information on new, cool robots once every couple of months

http://www.coolrobots.net/
Robot blog with news from around the world

http://www.pal-robotics.com/
The world of robots, nicely presented

http://cleverbot.com/
Passed the Turing test in 2011 and is a neat online toy

http://www.robotsource.org/xe/
Forum and exchange place for DARwe-OP and related platforms