Fujitsu readies Open Source robot

According to an article on The Register, Fujitsu, the Japanese electronics and equipment manufacturer, is preparing a consumer robot with an Open Source API.

The robot, called HOAP-2 for Humanoid Open Architecture Platform, has a standard USB 1.1 interface and an optional 802.11b interface for programming and control. The OS is a version of Linux, and the APIs are apparently in C/C++.

The 'bot is rumored to have 25 degrees of freedom.