rjmarvin writes: While companies like Google are advancing robotics and artificial intelligence by buying up every robotics startup in sight, an open source source robotics movement is working to develop a new generation of widespread, accessible robot technology http://sdt.bz/69002. The Poppy Project http://www.poppy-project.org/ is an open source humanoid platform consisting of an open source Python library and framework for creating custom-built robots, and 3D-printed modular hardware that together comprise a child-sized robot. Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, research director of the Bordeaux, France-based Flowers Laboratory https://flowers.inria.fr/ that created Poppy called Poppy "a platform that is providing Lego bricks for building animated structures, that would teach people how to use these technologies and then allow them to advance innovative products."
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