PERAMBULATORS ACROSS AMERICA!


 

Perambulators are wireless, land-roving, telepresent robots controlled through
the internet that go "hitchhiking" for you.  They interact with the people on their path using live video and audio
capabilities.  The perambulator pilot controls their movement remotely using a Java interface.  The interface
displays the perambulator control panel and a live video and audio feed of the person interacting with it.  (see PRoP
technology on research page.)  Perambulators can navigate indoor and outdoor terrain.   People with perambulators can share
their zeal with the rest of the world through the website www.Perambulator.enthusiast.org.  Here the participating Perambulatorsí
adventures are broadcast in real time, 24-7, and info and parts are exchanged.
 
 

Perambulators will possess these characteristics:
*not over 16î tall
*untethered mobility.
*can traverse city and highway.  Uses wheelchair technology.
*donít weigh over 30#
*made out of cheap materials. ( see PRoP)
*batterery powered
*contains technology to program specific trips (same as in cars)
*video screen / audio (see PRoP , U-bot)
*pilot and NOMAD are transmitted over the internet live.
*internet connection
*live camera monitor
*non threatening shape
 

RESEARCH



The Nomad Project at NASA began testing on June 15th 1997 in the Atacama desert in Chile.  It is the prototype for an interplanetary robot.   It has neato features including a panosperic camera.  This camera catches a 360 view using a digital camera to photograph a mirrored sphere.  This camera gave operators a greater understanding of the Nomad's location.  Other cameras mounted on the Nomad produced pictures that were used to create virtual reality environments for training purposes and composites of  images were used  to create high resolution surface maps.
 NASA Nomad

 SRL cube

 tele obliteration SRL

 build your own robot!!

 build a robot out of your palm pilot!

 play with blocks over the internet!

 Personal Roving Presence (PRoP) - UC Berkeley

MIT Mobot Group

 Ubots

 ORNL wheelchair technology