Original Robosapien Prototype

Well, we’re all back from Maker Faire, feelin’ pretty groggy but fairly alive (or, perhaps more accurately, undead – something about being in a zombie-like state sounds about right). So to break the recent drought of news posts, we’ve dug out a treat from the deeper regions of the Solarbotics server archives.

This is some (pretty short) footage of Mark W. Tilden’s original “RoboSapien” prototype development using Microcore/bicore technology. These things really MOVED FAST, and the power had to be scaled back for kiddie-safety reasons.