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Robot App™ Description

RovioWrap is a .NET object that wraps the API for the Wowwee roving robot web-cam called "Rovio". RovioWrap provides the ability to access the status of the robot, giving movement commands, capturing pictures, text to speech, and playing WAV files. Developed in VB.NET.

I put together this object with a wrapper for the Rovio API in mind, but I started trolling message boards and found a lot of other cool things to do. So the object has evolved from just a wrapper to additional functionality.
Some of this code I translated and enhanced from C++ or C code posted by various members on the RoboCommunity Forums and their credits are inline. (Shout out to "RoboSapienPet", "mt", and "Nocturnal")

Developer: Sidekick

Installation Instructions

Delivered as:
VB.Net Code



Robot App Requirements


Visual Studio 2005 or higher

Windows XP / Vista
.Net framework 3.5 SP1 or higher

PC with Windows OS
.Net 3.5 SP1
Other requirements:

Wifi network

Usage Instructions

In addition, I provide some simple code as examples. 'RovioController.vb' shows you how to use the object including simple obstacle avoidance code (Robot equivalent of "Hello World" program), interfacing with other programs like MatLab for image processing, and how to use the movement, sensors, and edit some settings like image capture resolution. A second form called 'TrainedRovio.vb' allows the user to talk to the Rovio. You can tell the robot to move, spin, speak, wander, sit up, and even attack! This shows how to do simple Microsoft speech recognition and have the Rovio perform the requested actions. Have fun with it and post if you like it or want more!

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