Chapter 33

This chapter aggregates the definitions used in the this document.

The Robotis Bioloid is a hobbyist and educational robot kit produced by the Korean robot manufacturer Robotis. The Bioloid platform consists of components and small, modular servomechanisms called Dynamixels, which can be used in a daisy-chained fashion to construct robots of various configurations, such as wheeled, legged, or humanoid robots. The Bioloid system is thus comparable to the LEGO Mindstorms and VEXplorer kits.
Gostai Console
This tool provide a graphical user interface for Windows users to a remote Urbi server (see Section 33.1). Unix users, GNU/Linux or Mac OS X, can use the traditional telnet tool. Windows users are invited to use Gostai Console instead. See Listing 2.
Figure 33.1: Gostai Console

Gostai Lab
This tool (see Section 33.2), which includes the features of Gostai Console, allows to build easily elaborate remote controller for robots. It provides various widgets to visualize data from the robot (including video and sound), and to modify the state of the robot.
Figure 33.2: Gostai Lab

Gostai Studio
This tool (see Section 33.3), includes all the features of Gostai Console and Gostai Lab. It is a high-level Integrated Development Environment for Urbi. Its formalism is based on Hierarchical Finite State Machines.
Figure 33.3: Gostai Studio

The Segway Robotic Mobility Platform is a robotic platform based on the Segway Personal Transporter. See
Robot Operating System, developed by Willow Garage. It is an abstraction layer on top of the genuine operating system (such as GNU/Linux) that provides hardware abstraction, device control, common algorithms, message-passing between processes, and package management.
The Spykee is a WiFi-enabled robot built by Meccano (known as Erector in the United States). It is equipped with a camera, speaker, microphone, and moves using two tracks. See
Former name of “Gostai Console”. See that item.