Developing Novel Extensions to Support Prototyping for Interactive Social Robots

Martijn Ten Bhömer, Christoph Bartneck, Jun Hu, Rene Ahn, Karl Tuyls, Frank Delbressine, Loe Feijs

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Lego Mindstorms NXT is a platform highly suitable for prototyping in the field of interactive social robotics. During a technology masterclass at Eindhoven University of Technology students from the department of Industrial Design have developed five novel extensions (sensors and actuators) for the Lego Mindstorms NXT which extend the ability of Lego to prototype for robotics even further. Applications include a water-pump, GPS sensor, wireless sensor bridge, optical mouse sensor and a magnetic grabber. In this paper we will present these extensions and showcase applications in which these extend possibilities of Lego Mindstorms NXT to a new level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalBelgian/Netherlands Artificial Intelligence Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2009 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Oct 200930 Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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