Apeiros is a programmable robot which promotes learning and education. It can be used as a tool for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Abraham L. Howell has designed Aperios using 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. It is developed based on UNO32 development board, so that additional shields can be developed and used to meet various application requirements. The motor and shield are designed around the Nucleo F401RE development board. Apeiors is also available in injection molded plastic body, which on production is more cost effective than 3d printing.
With respect to hardware and software it is completely open source, so you can examine, modify the source code along with electrical design files for motor and sensor shield. As it is a low-cost and open source robot, it can be leveraged by hobbyists, researchers, educators and students.
Update from the Project Leader: “Planned to release Apeiros robot’s hardware as open source under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. All of the software that developed for Apeiros will be released under General Public License (GPL) Version3, so end-users with the freedom can modify and extend Apeiros in new and exciting ways…”
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