View Full Version : I-droid

09-29-2008, 07:17 PM
I have recently noticed the italian I-droid, and have searched the web for information. I have found out that it was provided by a magazine which had about 75 books and that they come with bits of the robot. I like the looks and AI of the robot. I am wondering if I could get some more info on this bot. Are there any people who own this robot?
Also, what other robots are there that have complex AI?

09-30-2008, 10:45 AM
asbrandsson's got one:


09-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Looks like the official home has moved here: http://www.i-d01.deagostini.it/frontend/

If Italian isn't your favorite language - google translate is worth a shot...

09-30-2008, 10:29 PM

I have an I-droid. I like it alot. One of the things that I learned from it is that you can compartmentalize a robot so that it is easier to upgrade it as you go allong. The down side is that I have not been able to reprogram its speech recognition to understand english as it has never been released in an english format.

It has been a long time project of mine to mount its head on a robonova body and make the whole thing PC driven.


09-30-2008, 10:33 PM

The best AI I have seen is evolution robotics ER-1 they do not make them anymore, but there is an on going rumor that they are making another run of them fairly soon.

The AI is a combination of if~then behaviors with Vision based recognition. The Robot is basically two stepper motors a PC and a web cam. Of course there is an accompanying structure, but the design if very simple and lacks the humanoid appearance of the I-droid.