In my last post I mentioned the Microsoft Robotics club, you may have seen the "tour" of the club on MSDN Channel 9 some time ago - so I was wondering how many people that read this blog are doing anything with robotics, what type of processor (8/16/32) you are using, and what (if any) O/S you are using in the robot...
And, while talking about robots, British scientists are developing a robot that will generate its own power by eating flies.
The idea is to produce electricity by catching flies and digesting them in special fuel cells that will break down sugar in the insects' skeletons and release electrons that will drive an electric current. the robot is part of a drive to make "release and forget" robots that can be sent into dangerous or inhospitable areas to carry our remote industrial or military monitoring of, say, temperature or toxic gas concentrations,". Read about it at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5941187/