Robots are the future. They are going to do many things for us. The Luna happens to be a personal robot for everyday use. It is a human size robot with an open platform. Luna will be able to help the elderly, carry things, and take on dangerous tasks. The robot has a high definition camera, touchscreen LCD display, microphone, speakers, and more. Since virtually every hardware in Luna is a off-the-shelf component, you can upgrade the robot easily.
Luna runs for 8 hours. The robot ships with ROS, so you can develop programs for it easily. Here is a summary of what you get:
- human scale
- HD camera
- 8″ Capacitive Touch Screen
- 2 x speakers
- PC architecture
- USB and support for custom accessories
- Movable arms
- Carrying Handle
You can find out more information about this cool robot on Kickstarter.