John Biggs in TechCrunch called it a cross between a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. While more expensive than a Raspberry Pi, it carries numerous features for the robot-builder: The experience of building a robot is “less of a pain” said the team, without “hassles for wiring,” Also easing the way are the built-in battery inputs, and the ability to boot up directly into a robot programming environment.
The two creators behind Rex are former Carnegie Mellon Master’s students and software and mechanical engineers, Mike Lewis and Kartik Tiwarti, They met when studying robotics at Carnegie Mellon last year. They talked about an idea for a low-cost development package for robots. Lewis said, “As we continued to think about it, Rex seemed to make more and more sense for people who had already built Arduino-based robots but were having a difficult time stepping up to a more advanced platform.”
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