Project Zed: Raspberry Pi robot #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #MakeRobotFriend
This industrial looking robot was featured in MagPi. Now more than ever its important to remember to #MakeRobotFriends. Via MagPi:
The single-board computer features prominently in Joseph’s Project Zed robot, created as a means of encouraging citizens to take sensible health precautions. “A friend said ‘build a robot that can help in fighting Ebola in West Africa’. That was in 2016 and we didn’t take it seriously because no cases were in Uganda, but when 2020 came I got to work. With a robot, he says, “you can carry out random tests and collect information from someone without risking important medical workers.”
Raspberry Pi enabled Joseph to add personality and voice-based interaction to the robots he’s built, as well as delivering preset messages such as “don’t forget to wear a face mask”.
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