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Kris Kumar
09-27-2004, 04:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.itweek.co.uk/news/1158374' target='_blank'>http://www.itweek.co.uk/news/1158374</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Microsoft has lifted the lid on new technology it is currently developing, including a graphical programming language that allows people to control robots with a smartphone...It features a simple graphical editor that can be used with a mouse and keyboard or Tablet PC to program robots to perform simple tasks, and control them using a PC or Windows Mobile-based smartphone."</i><br /><br /><i>Control robots with a Smartphone,</i> that is one feature I forgot to add to my <a href="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=41863">all-in-one dream device.</a> :-) I would do anything to get in on the beta testing group for this technology. And now I am eagerly waiting for Honda to start manufacturing <a href="http://world.honda.com/ASIMO">Asimo</a> as a retail product. Let's hope that Microsoft is working with Honda's robotics team to ensure that Windows Mobile Smartphones are compatible with their robots. :) So what kind of chores do you have in mind for your Smartphone controlled robot?

09-27-2004, 05:34 PM
I'd phone my robot and tell it to vacuum the house while I was gone. Then I'd watch its progress via it's webcam as it chases my cats around.