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Raspberry pi and robots

Hello I was wondering how good a of a platform the Raspberry pi is for robots. Is their anything special I have to download to the pi in order for it to communicate to the robot? Or does it have those features right out of the box.

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At 64 years of age I am finally building my own robot! The first robot I saw was Mr Robotham at the Schoolboys Own Exhibition in 1955! (Google images will find it for you.)

Avoid objects, move around random, make someone smile
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