BimpDuino 2 is a very low cost open source autonomous blimp. It consists of an Arduino M0-based blimp controller board with on-board WIFI and laser sensors. Two vectoring differential thrusters and one lifting propeller.
Tech Companies Designing Chips to Aid in Robot Navigation
Intel was on hand to detail a new low-power robot SoC (in 22nm CMOS) for their integrated battery-powered Mini-Bots. The small robots are part of their collaborative multi-robot system for applications such as search and rescue. The secret to their ability lies with an integrated camera, LIDAR, audio sensors, and low-powered custom SoC that handles nearly every aspect of autonomy and navigation.