updated 06:15 pm EDT, Tue September 13, 2005
Mac mini robot
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have around a Mac mini and iSight camera. The tests were preformed at the Stephenson Research and Technology Center. The group, part of the Artificial Intelligence Research laboratory in Computer Science, was interested in evaluating the Mac Mini because of its small size, built-in wireless and FireWire capabilities. Power is supplied by a 12 Volt 7.2 AH Battery. Tele-operation is achieved using the Mac Mini's built-in wireless capability. After experimenting with the with the robot, the group hopes to write software that will allow it to operate autonomously.