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I'm looking for a robot that is capable of moving around and has arms that can get objects in one place and drop in another. Something akin to what we see in most sci-fi movies, though much simpler. It may run on legs, wheels or tracks; it may have claws or hands. I'm looking for open-sourced design, schematics, specifications of the parts, coding - the whole package. It may be specific cases or projects/initiatives with a growing collection of robots.

As long as it can take out the trash, it's perfect. ;D

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't expect this question to have lenghty explanation of current projects; instead, I expect it to list them, and be an on-going question where the most popular and current projects are added from time to time, as this is something that is progressing slowly (AFAIK). I shall accept the most concise answer, which will then be updated every now and then by the community, as some existing questions on stackoverflow. $\endgroup$
    – msb
    May 29 '13 at 6:14
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    $\begingroup$ Generally speaking, list questions like this tend to be a poor fit for a stack exchange site since they are often too localised to a specific moment in time. I will leave it for now, but as it stands it is a strong candidate for closure. $\endgroup$
    – Mark Booth
    May 29 '13 at 12:28
  • $\begingroup$ Remember, closure isn't necessarily permanent, if you can edit your question to be a better fit for the site, it can easily be re-opened. $\endgroup$
    – Mark Booth
    May 30 '13 at 10:36
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you Mark, I understand your point. If possible, I'd like to have something analogous to this: chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/1120/… Can you help me rephrase my question to make it suitable? (i.e., if you believe it is possible) $\endgroup$
    – msb
    Jun 5 '13 at 21:50
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Regarding Open Source software for robots, check about the ROS (robotics operating system) from willow garage.

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    $\begingroup$ Note that msb was asking about open source design rather than open source software specifically. $\endgroup$
    – Mark Booth
    May 29 '13 at 12:31

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