I always like to point out great design when I see it, and Mike Smyth’s Minimechadon is a prime example. Mike created the little guy to experiment with learning algorithms for walking. The robot weighs 12oz and has 4 degrees-of-freedom. The sensor array consists of 4 touch sensors on the bottom of each foot, Left […]
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The RB2000 robot from JR Robotics and VStone is able to perform some impressive acrobatic feats. Our friend, Lem, over at Robots Dreams captured some video of the RB2000 twirling about on the highbars. However, … since the robot doesn’t have any hands, the bar was passed through openings in the robots arms – so […]
The Visual Lego software project allows you to gain full control of your NXT brick via .NET (Visual Basic, C#, etc.). This software wrapper allows you to access all the bricks functionality over the serial bluetooth link. The library, written by Bram Fokke, is almost complete. It can be downloaded as a beta version as […]
Servo Magazine is giving away a Robonova. Just fill out their reader’s survey and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Click on the picture of the Robonova on their website. They survey has 23 questions and took me under 10 minutes to fill out. Questions range from how much of the magazine you read, to […]
Here’s a nifty project I found off of Hackaday – how to build your own 16 point (4bit) digital compass. Instead of using the popular 3bit Dinsmore compass the author decided to build his own. The author attached a magnet to a reflective encoding disk. Using four infrared photoreflectors he was able to read the […]
RoboGames 2006 looks like it was a big success. Here are some stories, videos, and pictures from the event: MAKE Magazin Day 1 MAKE Magazine Day 2 Flickr Photo Pool LaughingSquid.com coverage Geek Intertainment Inverview with ExoSkeleton maker, Monty Reed I’m sure there’ll be more to come.
Lem over at Robots-Dreams has once again brought us some crazy Japanese robot-lovin’. This time it’s Japanese American-Style Robot Football! The teams are made up of 4 robot players roughly the size of 3kg sumo-robots. Crazy mayhem ensues. Game play is in 2 3 minute halves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_8CtewvTVA