The AUVSI Foundation is well known for running many international student robotics competitions. The RoboSub competition is one of the largest outdoor international competitions that has been running annually since 1998. In this competition, university students must build a fully autonomous robotic vehicle to complete an obstacle course underwater. In 2008, the AUVSI Foundation started […]
Posts By: Jeffrey Arcand
Jeffrey Arcand Software Developer and Robotics Specialist, who builds web applications, cloud services, autonomous robots and human hamster wheels.
Each year, Make has an online summer camp covering many topics relevant for makers. This year’s Maker Camp in currently in full swing (July 7th-August 15th) and includes many interactive discussions on Google Hangout. Last week’s theme was Science & Technology, and it covered electronics and robotics 3 out of the 5 days! Although […]
The Hokuyo scanning sensors are great 2D obstacle scanners. They can be used in fixed locations to detect if an object enters its scan area, and can be used on mobile platforms that need to do obstacle detection and avoidance as they move. There are two categories of sensors: outdoor sensors that have ranges up […]
Some of you may have hear about Scout — The Autonomous Transatlantic Robot. She is a 12-foot long robotic solar-powered boat designed and built by 7 college/university students from the USA. She was launched in August 2013 from Rhode Island and programmed to autonomously cross the Atlantic Ocean to her destination in Spain. Although she […]
The Lynxmotion BotBoarduino, Bot Board II, and SSC-32 are known as great controllers, but some people get confused about VL, VS, and their different configurations. Well, here it is: the definitive Guide to the Power Supply Options for the Lynxmotion Controllers! Before going into the specifics of the controllers, let’s first cover some background information. […]
What is FlowBotics Studio? FlowBotics Studio is a new robotics software development platform: it boasts the powerful FlowStone graphical programming language, and includes many demo robotics projects to get you started. It can be used to control just about any robotics platform, data acquisition board, motor controller, servo board, sound card, or webcam. FlowBotics Studio […]