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Updated: Aug 27 2020

OpenBot is an open source smartphone powered AI robot kit designed by Intel researchers to demonstrate the use of smartphones in robotics.

OpenBot is a project by Intel researchers which demonstrates how mobile phones can act as a core controller for a mobile robot. The project uses a Android smartphone app communicating with an Arduino Uno to control a 3D printed rover. To keep the project accessible, the cost of the kit is kept low to around $50 USD. The researchers have shown that even with a low end smart phone it is possible to achieve minimal AI functionality such as person following and autonomous navigation.


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