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Please, Touch Me!

The Importance of Touch Sensing in Robotics Touch sensing is creating a lot of buzz these days. From mobile to computing devices, touch recognition is already enabled for better user experience. In fact, this breakthrough has raised the bar a … Continue Reading

Controlling Robots with The Mind

Making a robot move by means of mind control is considered to become the stuff of science and fiction novels and not an academic research. The University of Pittsburgh neuroscientist and professor named Andrew Schwartz and he studies and publishes … Read More

TheCorpora History – A Blast From The Past

As we have indicated previously, we will be presenting a new version of our robot Q.bo very soon. This new project has been in the making for more than two years and it cumulates all the lessons and knowhow we … Read More

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Robots and Elderly People

There are around 600 million elderly people in the world today, but this number is expected to double by 2030. However, the shortage of caregivers will also significantly increase. The idea of having a robot in every home may be … Continue Reading

Stay Tuned For Our New Website!

It’s been a minute, but that’s because we’ve been working on making major updates to our website! Here’s a glimpse from our shoot the other day with model Óscar Alcina, Anne Robles, Daniela M. Rosell and photographer Carmen Gonzálvez. “We can’t … Continue Reading

Qbo – New Robot Project Coming Up

It’s been already four years since we launched our Q.bo project to the market. During this time we have had many experiences, mostly good and some less good, and above all we have learned a lot. Q.bo’s sales figures did … Continue Reading

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Qbo Robot – Dreams Come True

A CHILD’S DREAM I belong to that generation who grew up devouring science fiction novels which promised us that by the year 2000 we would spend the holidays in other planets, we would go to work on self-propelled airships and … Continue Reading

Qbo Robot Assembling Time-Lapse

Throughout the life of this project, we must have assembled and disassembled our robot thousands of times in our labs. Q.bo is not a toy, is a complex platform that requires some knowledge of robotics and that’s why we decided to … Read More

Qbo Robot and the Xtion Pro Live 3D sensor

The ability of autonomous localization and simultaneous mapping are crucial for autonomous robots who need to adapt to their environments. In Robotics, this method is known as SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) and it can be implemented in several algorithms relevant to … Read More

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OpenQbo – A Robotic Ubuntu-based Linux Distro, Version 2.0 (Beta Release)

Changes from the last version of the OpenQbo Distro: – Architecture was changed from i386 (32 bits) to 64 bits Support – Upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu – 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) – Gnome 3 is now used as … Continue Reading