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cool solar roller, im trying to make a symet with a FLED solar engine! nice job too!
sweet bot, i love it! if you like nano robots then check out my blog posts. thanks and nice job!
The robot as a work of art!
cool kind of like a photovore robot, nice job too!
cool BEAM walker with bicore, im making one without bicore! i will use a rod,servo,and two loose axels! nice job too!
cool walker, im making a walker without bicore or quadcore and using a servo, metal rod, and axels. nice job on that robot!
check the website for more info.
For some reason, most projects on RobotBox mention another website where you can read more info about the robots, but a link is nowhere to be found. This is a major flaw of this website or my flu doesn't let me see it?
im will be constructing a small "robot" out of a 3vdc pager motor, toothbrush end, hot glue, solder, and watch battery!
Scratch the phone idea. I'll be using individual sensor boards: 1-axis gyro, accelerometer board, GPS, interfaced to a microcontroller.
For now, Arduino but I'll soon be migrating to an mbed which features an ARM Cortex M3 with lots of peripherals, memory, and speed for the money.
I've mounted the prototype electronics onto the RC chassis along with an eTrex Legend GPS (for testing purposes).
I'm now logging gyro and gps data to an microSD card which is really easy to interface to an Arduino; it uses SPI and there are FAT filesystem libraries readily available.
Did some late nite data gathering after getting all of this together...
Now it's a matter of wrapping my thick head around Kalman filtering (or some other algorithm) so I can fuse sensor data and get this truck to navigate itself somewhere.
Cool! Autonomous racing anyone?? :) I'm working on an autonomous rc truck to navigate around a building in Boulder for a contest. http://robotbox.net/project/bot-thoughts/sparkfun-avc-road-bot The prototype's Arduino-based for now. Will be switching over to an mbed soon.
Cool robot! Btw, your link is incorrect. Should be: http://www.electronicsisfun.com/penguinobot/ all lower case
I've had some success with the Kinect. I've been able to compile drivers under OS X and Linux. I've also been able to get RoboRealm under Windows XP working with the Kinect. In the short term, I think RoboRealm will be the easiest and fastest method to get something working on a mobile platform. I'm watching anxiously for some SLAM algorithms (plug and play) to come out for the Kinect. I'd love to be able to spend more time on it, but for the time being, I'm waiting on others. :)
Have you had any success with the Kinect? I'd love to hear about it. So far there haven't been any robots added to RobotBox that use it :)
This is inspiring indeed! I do have an interest in humanoid robots, but my main interest in biped robots lies in other forms of mechanical creatures. For instance, I'm hoping to one day build a biped dinosaur pet-like robot like Ornitholestes or Dromeosaurus (I've always thought it would be fun to have a pet tame velociraptor. You could put your head in its mouth and it wouldn't try to eat you). I want to build one of my own, one that moves and walks closer to life, and not use a kit or a petty toy.
You've fueled my motivation! Anyone and any country can do anything with the right dedication, passion, and good intention! Thanks.
I added some pictures so that you could see the new weapon I put on for Combots 2010 and the line sensors that allowed it to combat autonomously.
I actually read some of that book several years ago! It seemed quite unique and inspirational indeed.
I believe many robots now days are self-programming, such as Pleo the dinosaur. One of my projects is to implement self-programming in a robotic pet baby velociraptor I may try building from off the shelf parts. I know nothing about how to do it using conventional computers, however, and I only read partial way into David Heisserman's book as I wanted to focus on the basics of robotics back then.
Eurobot looks cool. I had no idea it existed! I think qualifying and placing 12th is no small accomplishment--congratulations!
Wow, that sounds like a great competition! Would love to see/hear more about it. For that matter, maybe I can convince the local robot folks to try doing this competition sometime...
Agreed, green dome ftw. I thought that was a pro developed kit when I first glanced at it. Nice work!
I like it. Sounds like the Zaurus is a great idea for a robotics control platform and has quite a bit of power. Could probably handle just about any sensor input you throw at it. I wonder if it could do some kind of vision processing... port OpenCV to OpenZaurus? :)
The link given above has videos and leads to
with more and later and better videos. The still is from the video
TecFoot Condor now has IR wiskers as well. There is a build manual at
The two TecFoots - Condor and WildEagle - have wandered about and interacted with well over 1000 adults and children at various Science Fairs.
Wow, nice work fixing him up. He looks a lot better than in the pic I found of him when he was returned: http://botropolis.com/2009/06/bubby-the-report-returned-after-theft/
It's exciting to meet someone who is also interested in autism-therapy robotics and robotic-human-interaction. NINA is actually going to be on dispaly at a booth for the Kern Autism Network Conference in Bakersfield on the February 4th (at least that's the plan), where she will be promoting the idea of more robotic-autism-related therapy. I'm currently giving her another good refit for the event.
Can't wait to see how your project progresses. I'm doing some similar robotics research to create robots geared towards social interaction, specificaly children with autism. Its neat to find someone with a similar interest and passion towards that goal.