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SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Robot – seeking out new worlds…

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With a name like the SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance Robot you’re expecting something Ninja right? Something that makes Aibo look like the Barbie mutt that he is. Well disappointment is not your companion dear friend, because this baby has it all. Built-in web server, browser control, live feed video camera and a full suite of open source Java console code to let you do geek things that will frighten the neighbours. Supports Linux, WiFi and a four hour re-charge. Delicious! $474.99.

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 This palm sized bot packs tank-like treads a 1000MIPS 500MHz Blackfin BF537 processor and a mini video camera. Using 802.11b/g wi-fi the SRV-1 interfaces wirelessly with a remote PC. The Java-based console software includes a built-in web server to monitor and control the SRV-1 via a web browser from anywhere in the world, as well as archive video feeds on demand or on a scheduled basis. Get programming with fully open-source software for robot and host computer.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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