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Leap Motion Controller and Advanced Human Input Devices

Posted on July 07, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Electronics, Research, Telepresence.

Leap Motion Gesture Controller RobotShop recently received samples of the new Leap Motion gesture input device and see incredible potential for use with manipulating virtual objects as well as for control or physical robots. When you first see the Leap Motion device on its own, it’s almost impossible to know what it does. This little [...]
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  Even today’s young people have heard of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, and his girlfriend, The Bionic Woman. After separate accidents, each of them was surgically repaired and enhanced by the government and they became secret agents. Steve Austin could run 60 miles per hour, had arms with the power of a [...]
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  RobotShop recently partnered with 3D Robotics / DIY Drones a manufacturer of open-source UAVs, founded in 2009 by Chris Anderson and Jordi Munoz. 3D robotics is popular for three main reasons: Their UAV flight controllers and software have been developed with the community and have evolved to the point where they are incredibly popular, [...]
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Ever since the stories of Isaac Asimov, robotics had long been restricted to the imagination. Although it had been unclear in the past, the present state of technology shows that robotics has become a tangible reality. The evolution of robotics follows the same course that was once followed by the evolution of the PC and computers. [...]
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Arduino 5 Minute Tutorials: Lesson 7 – Accelerometers, Gyros, IMUs

Posted on May 02, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino Tutorials, Schools & Curriculum, Software and Apps.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Software Downloading / Installing & Interface Lesson 2 – Basic Code Lesson 3 – Sensors: Potentiometers Lesson 4 – Sensor: Infrared Distance Lesson 5 – Actuator: Servo Motor Lesson 6 – Sensor: Force, Bend, Stretch Lesson 7 – Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, IMU Lesson 8 – Actuator: DC Motor Lesson 9 [...]
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... roll because of waves and also turn because of sea currents; these force me to change the antenna's direction all the times! I made an antenna ... to use gyro sensor for that? So, I'd like to ask your good advice which sensors and parts I have to order? And how to connect it with my servos to ...
2014-10-05 02:29 by aleksey85
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... You know, vessel rolling on sea waves and turning on sea currents that force me to change antenna direction all the times! I made antenna bracket ... to use gyro sensor for that. So, Id ‘like to ask Your good advise which sensors and parts I have to order? And how to connect it with my servos to ...
2014-09-30 03:30 by aleksey85
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There are really not enough stretch sensors on the market to be able to offer any alternatives. The stretch sensor from ... as stretching a rubber band. You might consider a fixed cable connected to two force sensors rather than a stretch sensor. If you need position, consider a few well-placed ...
2014-08-12 09:01 by CBenson
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... for the 3dof was setup to make it easier to construct to have contact sensors in it, which some of us were going to try to use for Terrain Adaptation. ... Orion Shield) you can tell the system to stop a servo/leg when the force exceeds some value. With AX Servos, I know Kåre had some luck experimenting ...
2014-05-08 18:38 by kurte
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... before and it's always a pleasure to see it. I didn't include any leg sensors neither. However I've noticed that the tutorial of the A-pod uses a force sensor for the mandibles: http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/assembly/apod/gripper/assm09.jpg ...
2014-05-06 16:18 by Zaraxxx
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... of legs under the body be the same or change? More great ideas. d) Sensors? - Can sensors help sense what is going on quick enough for us to ... servos. Example with servos like the Dynamixels, you can sense how much force a servo is putting out. Might be able to use this to detect a leg is ...
2014-03-28 17:18 by KM6VV
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... same? Should positions of legs under the body be the same or change? d) Sensors? - Can sensors help sense what is going on quick enough for us to ... servos. Example with servos like the Dynamixels, you can sense how much force a servo is putting out. Might be able to use this to detect a leg is ...
2014-03-28 10:01 by kurte
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... called closed-loop motion control, proportional speed control, force feedback, and compliance? Is anybody currently working on a robot arm ... for skeletal parts? Does anybody hand make their own capacitive angle sensors? Thank you for your help. Jim Adrian jim@futurebeacon.com
2013-09-03 18:10 by jamesadrian
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Yes, a sensor with ratiometric output is exactly what you are looking for. Unfortunately not all manufacturers explicitly specify if their sensors are ratiometric, but this is usually the case for potentiometers and they will be labeled otherwise if they are not.

We hope this helps,
2013-09-03 12:25 by jarcand
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... and linux debian or ubuntu for ARM processors and of course some sensors like mpu6050,ultrasonic sensors,and a good microphone. possibly i ... will be in parallel but what pins must i use or i am obligated to "force/create"(by improvisation and some soldering skills) this type ...
2013-08-26 21:38 by henrq
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... animatronics? Yeah, I just thought it'd be cool if you could have a few force sensors on the baby's hands, etc. so that if you held it's hand, it'd make a little giggle/laughing ...
2013-06-11 05:57 by akdabaous
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... done it so who knows. I am building a custom quad and picked up 4 foot force sensors. I then realized the SSC32 doesn't have enough input pins for that many! :shock: :oops: ...
2013-06-06 22:49 by nate505
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... TTL Serial Camera for the robot’s vision as well as a couple of other sensors (i.e. IR Sensors, Resistive Force Sensors (for some sort of terrain adaption - I wanted to give it a try since I've got ...
2013-06-04 10:24 by akdabaous
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... based on the programming language you prefer. 2. I plan on adding sensors to the feet some time in the future. Does the BotBoarduino have enough ... should the servos be able to handle that? Yes, that could happen if you force a servo to try to go beyond its design specs. 4. Does the kit include ...
2013-02-06 15:08 by CBenson
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... circuit boards makes it easy to experiment with. Mine came with foot sensors, that I am not sure if you can still get or not. The funny thing ... some great features like their own servos which provide position and force feedback. I will write more about these soon. So again which is best? ...
2012-12-11 22:54 by kurte
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