We have been working for 2.5 years on prototypes (and since 2006 in the concept!) on what we think is a new extended type of robot. Handheld robots have the shape of tools and are intended to have cognition and action while cooperating with people. This video is from our first prototype back in November 2013. We are also offering details of its construction and 3D CAD models at www.handheldrobotics.org . We are currently developing a new prototype and more on this soon. Austin Gregg-Smith is sponsored by the James Dyson Foundation.
- Austin Gregg-Smith and Walterio Mayol. The Design and Evaluation of a Cooperative Handheld Robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Seattle, Washington, USA. May 25th-30th, 2015. [PDF] Nominated for Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award.