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The Open Academic Robot Kit (OARKit)

Today I wanted to showcase the Open Academic Robot Kit which is an open-source project focusing on creating an accessible robotics platform for education and competitions using low-cost components available worldwide.

http://oarkit.intelligentrobots.org/home/

Their main robot is the EMU- a four-wheeled rover with a camera mounted to an arm for a greater range of view.

OARKit robots have been a basis for entries in competitions such the RoboCupRescue Rapidly Manufactured Robotics Competition, and represent a worldwide collaboration between robot teams to continually improve the base design. With a focus on 3D-printing and low-cost parts, the OARKit provides a competitive platform for robotics competitions and education.

You can learn more about the Rapidly Manufactured Robotics Challenge (RMRC) at the website above too. Let us know what you think!

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