A Palm Robot in Action

QuickTime movie by Derrick Story

In this Palm robot demonstration, I use the PenFollow application. Once you launch the app, you can plot simple two point paths to instruct the robot which direction to go and how fast to move. Shorter lines tell the robot to move slowly, and longer lines increase its speed.

The robot is very responsive to these commands. The rub is, and I mean that literally, you have to crawl around on the floor with it. This makes for a good argument to get the IrDA application up and running so the robot can be directed via remote control.

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