Few days ago, my wife told me “why is not there a 3D printed robot to help with the daily activities? It is frustrating to do the same thing again and again every day.” Then, I come across the new project, Origibot.
Origibot is a 3D printed robot that can do simple home activities such as holding cups, watering plants or opening doors for visitors. Although the design of the robot is still in its early stage but the result is promising. the model that is created by using 3D printing technology contains simple arm and moving wheels, yet it is stable and able to hold light weight things.
The Origibot 3D printed robot is controlled using Android mobile phones. The robot Arduino platform pairs with the phone using a free application. They both connect to display your photo on the phone. Then, you can control the 3D printed robot using cloud service that can run on any browser such as Firefox or Chrome. The web-based control application uses WebRTC which is based on Java applets technology.
The user controls the robot using a joystick, which can be used to move the arm, hold things or release things. Also, it controls moves the 3D printed robot around. The user can see life view for the robot movement through the web application which uses the mobil camera to broadcast a video of the robot movement.