A cute new programmable robot has been created by GLI Gomer which is equipped with a soft robotic arm, wheels, camera and comes complete with a Software Development Kit (SDK) allowing you to program it to do all sorts of cool things. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about Gomer which is launched by Indiegogo.
The development team behind Gomer explain more about the robots design, inspiration and functionality.
Meet Gomer, a robot with a specially-designed, bendable hand that automatically reshapes itself to whatever it grabs. With a flexible arm, cameras to see and wheels to move anywhere, Gomer is the most versatile home robot to ever exist outside a laboratory. By supporting our project now, you can bring the power of soft robotics to your very own home!
Interacting with the environment the way humans do has been almost impossible for robots for decades. Their rigid metal claws simply can’t deal with the many shapes, sizes and levels of softness in our world. Gomer possesses an adaptive soft gripper with distributed compliance. The gripper is achieved by a systematic design algorithm based on soft robotics technology and compliant mechanism synthesis theory using topology optimization technique with level-set representation.
Interacting with the environment the way humans do has been almost impossible for robots for decades. Their rigid metal claws simply can’t deal with the many shapes, sizes and levels of softness in our world.
The Gomer robot is available to earlybird backers from $229 offering a considerable 34% discount off the expected retail price, if all goes well shipping is expected to take place during April 2018.
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