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Jim Kelly, over at our favorite LEGO Mindstorms NXT blog, The NXT Step, is putting together a “shopping list” of questions that folks have about Mindstorms NXT and the Mindstorms Development Program (MDP). Jim is one of the lucky few that actually made it into the program. However, the MDPers are under an official gag-order […]

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I recently found two interesting articles on pathfinding. The first one, Using Genetic Programming to Evolve a Better Pathfinding Algorithm, is specifically targeted to video games, but easily applicable to robots. The second one, A* Pathfinding for Beginners, is platform agnostic and is a good primer to the popular A* pathfinding algorithm.

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“The street finds its own use for things. It’s all in the mix.” — William Gibson Feral Robotic Dog project is proof of this. It started with Natalie Jeremijenko, who advocated hacking robotic dogs and using them as a tool for exploring the environment. These wild dogs in effect became low cost sensor platforms, their […]

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In a tribute to Joseph Weisenbaum, Andrianne Wortzel has wired up a Robosapien to a chatbot and a webcam. The Robosapien sits in the studio and provides psychoanalysis over the Web. The project is Eliza Redux and is named after Weisenbaum’s famed Eliza. Curious idea, though more as an art piece than a technology triumph. […]

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Do not miss the new up-to-date and detailed How to Build a Robot – Grand Tutorial Series. The following article will show you how to build a simple robot, called “The Beetle Robot”, created by Jerome Demers. It’s great for beginners and is easy to do. Before starting, I suggest you to read the complete tutorial […]

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