Zoids: Swarm User Interfaces

Dec 02 2016

A joint project between the Shape Lab at Stanford University and the Aviz team at Inria (France) Zooids is an open-source open-hardware platform for developing tabletop Swarm User Interfaces.

The platform consists of a collection of custom-designed wheeled micro robots, a radio base-station, a highspeed DLP structured light projector for optical tracking, and a software framework for application development and control.

See the user interaction scenarios using the Zooids in the video below.

Zooids Swarm

h/t @Bruces

More Details


+ Available on Github under an Open Source License

+ Communicates with the main computer through a NRF24L01+ chip.

Additional Coverage

- https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/11/07/zooids-are-open-source-open-hardware-bots-for-swarm-user-interfaces/

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