R.O.B.B.I.E. 1 (R1) by Robbie Singh

robbieRobot name:  ROBBIE (Robot Obeying Bit by Bit Information in
             interactive Environment)
Size      :  4.4 feet
weight    :  40 pounds
Power     :  12 volts, 6 volts and 4.8 volts.
Time to build    : one year and continuing
Cost      :  aprox. $1,000

GENERAL:
-This robot is controlled by a PC through a remote control connected
 to a serial port.
-It uses 16 servos and 22 DC motors
-It has two arms, that can pick objects each consisting of 7 motors
-Quickcam is used for remote viewing.
-I have programmed it in Visual Basic.
-ROBBIE can navigate my whole house without any assistance.
-I have made my own electronic compass that is connected to the
 controller's input. and much more...

FUNCTION:
ROBBIE can do my laundry, switch home lights on-and-off.  It is a
security system for my house. It can hand me a glass of water.  It
follows me arround. and much more...

PROBLEMS ENCOUNTED:
I learn while making my robot... 

PARTS:
Most of the motors are from junk yard and rest from hobby centers.
I have used plastics for the body.