White Box 914 PC-BOT arrives
September 18, 2006
White Box Robotics have announced their Mini-ITX powered Model 914 PC-BOTS are finally available for purchase.
The 9-Series PC-BOT Chassis stands 21 inches tall and weighs in at 55 pounds. A two wheel drive train is driven by two DC stepper motors. One side bay holds 2x 12V 9Ah (45W) Lead Acid batteries (powered by a 12V intelligent battery charger) and 2x 12V DC converters to power the motherboard and various auxilliary components. The other side bay holds a VIA EPIA SP 13000 Mini-ITX motherboard with 1GB RAM, with a 40GB SATA 2.5in HDD, 802.11g USB Wi-Fi adapter and slimline optical combo drive for good measure.
A USB Machine Management Module controls the motors and links to the I/O board. The I/O board has 8 analog inputs, 8 digital outputs and 8 digital inputs, with space for another board. A head assembly contains a webcam. 5 IR sensors are installed in the bumper, with another 3 mounted in one of the 8x 5.25in drive bays.
The PC-BOT runs Windows XP Home and includes White Box's "Brian" Application Development Environment and API which allows you write custom algorithms for a wide range of behaviors including speech recognition, navigation, and artifical intelligence. Windows Services to integrate with Microsoft's Robotics Studio are being developed, as is Linux support.
The 914 version also throws in Injection moulded plastic body panels for the full effect.
Early adopters will need to stump up nearly $5K for a lovingly hand assembled 914 from the first low-volume short-run - though anyone who placed a deposit last year will benefit from a significant price reduction. White Box intend to offer the PC-BOT at a sub $2K price once they hit mass production.
White Box Robotics
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