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


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

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Qbo meets Qbo

Those who have been following this project for a while know that it started 6 years ago. If something surprised and pleased me in equal measure, it was the controversy brought by our latest video in which Qbo recognizes itself … Continue Reading

Qbo Robot – Mirror Test ( updated )

A few days ago, I remembered when someone told me that only the human beings, the dolphins and some species of apes can recognize themselves in front of a mirror. Qbo has two independent nodes, one for face recognition and … Read More

Diary of a Dream in Silicon Valley – Microsoft

This has been one of the biggest surprises of the trip, for two reasons, one because I could enter in the future house of Microsoft by the hand of one of its funders, who is also a professor of the … Read More

Diary of a Dream in Silicon Valley – Willow Garage

This is perhaps the strongest “dish” of the trip. As many may know Qbo works over a Linux-type operating system called OpenQbo, that consists in a modification made by our engineers of the Ubuntu distribution. Over OpenQbo, you can find … Read More

Diary of a Dream in Silicon Valley – Google, Intel and Yahoo

Before beginning this new post regarding the third day, I must comment some aspects that I find important and that weren’t present in my last post. If you decide to settle in Silicon Valley with all your team of engineers, … Read More