Thursday, July 09, 2009
Thursday, August 07, 2008
new microsoft robotics developer studio
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008
u-command wall-e toy
Thursday, June 05, 2008
maars go to war
Still pretty creepy if you ask me. Read the whole story here.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
tri-bot: new robosapien!
Friday, May 16, 2008
asimo the conductor
David Everson, who plays the French horn, said that while ASIMO's timing was impeccable, like a metronome, something clearly was missing."This thing doesn't have any eyes," Everson said. "You can't see its eyes. They can't convey any kind of emotions to you other than … It's standing up there, it's not moving forward, it's not moving back. It's not making little small gestures or giving anybody any cues."
Check out the video
animatronic wall-e street promo
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
i-sobot bear plays guitar
wall-e robot demo!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
wall-e robot toy this June!
The "Ultimate WALL·E robotic toy" is due out in June of 08, and has 10 motors for lifelike movement. With voice activation and a follow-me mode, WALL·E can follow the sound of a human voice and detect someone entering a room. The robot has a variety of sensors that let it hear, navigate, and detect obstacles. It will sell for $189.99.
They are also developing the iDance Wall·E dancing boombox which has USB ports, can play MP3 music, and has an audio in-jack that works with any iPod or MP3 player. It will sell for $24.99. They're also working with WowWee to make a flying Tinkerbell toy. The whole story can be found here at Venturebeat who broke the news from Maker: Faire two days ago.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
upgrades for manoi bipeds
Also posted from Robots-Dreams Lem writes about the new robotic hand for the Manoi biped developed by Kyosho. This fascinating little video shows the hand in action playing a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Pretty cool indeed! Two servos control guide wires that open and close the jointed fingers and thumb. No info on the prices yet, nor what the final product will look like.
And ending on a sillier note, here's a couple of Cat-Manoi's aerobic-team-dancing to a catchy J-Pop tune. Again thanks to my hero, Lem at Robots-Dreams.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
control your robot via nintendo ds!!!
Friday, April 18, 2008
swashbot: four servos=fun
The principle of the movement and control is based on an RC helicopter's swash plate hence the name, and is controlled via an ECCPM helicopter transmitter. All spare parts he had lying around. Read all about it at his website but first watch this awesome video...
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
segway robot mobility platform
Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
little dog video
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
robo-one 13 combat video
Monday, March 24, 2008
picaxe little 8 robot
dartmouth micro-robots = 250 microns
"These Micro-Robots are one tenth the thickness of human hair, about as wide as a hair, and shorter than the sharp point of a thumb tack, yet they can be remotely controlled to navigate anywhere on a surface. Integrated in this small package are a wireless power and control signal receiver, walking actuator, steering actuator, and on-board state memory."
"An interdiscplinary team of engineers and computer scientists at Dartmouth have made the world's smallest untethered mobile robots. These robots can be remote controlled to walk anywhere on a special surface. The robots move forward with an inch-worm like gait, bending one step at a time. They turn by snapping down a foot on the end of a steering arm; motion then pivots arount the fixed foot. An operator can control forward motion and turning with a sequence of commands through a wireless tramsmission that also powers the motion. "
Here's the feature list:
- 60x250x10 micro-meter robot made of polycrystaline silicon and chromium
- Utilizes surface micromachining (MEMS) with stress engineering to produce out-of-plane curl.
- Operation demonstrated at 16kHz (not an intrinsic speed limit).
- Teleoperation alows motion anywhere on a plane.
- Moves on an insulated substrate with submerged interdigitated electrodes.
- Control is one-wire (plus ground) with four level logic.
- Monolithic fabrication from poly-silicon includes:
-on-board power & control signal pickup
-decoding & state memory
-locomotion & turning
- Two gaits:
-forward walking: MEMS Scratch Drive propulsion only
-turning: Propulsion and Turning Arm both deployed.
And here's some links to the videos:
Movie of robot tracing a Dartmouth "D". In this movie, the dots and text are overlays added to the video after the fact. The underlying video of the robot motion is unedited except that it is shown twice actual speed. The curved portion utilizes both turning and straight motion gaits.
Movie of robot looping corners of a square. Shown twice actual speed.
Additional video archived at Dartmouth Technical Report 553
Saturday, March 22, 2008
another big dog video
Boston Dynamics has released another remarkable video of their Big Dog robotic assistant/pack mule thingy. This is amazing technology that would be a great benefit to soldiers in the field as well as around the house.
Well, around my house at least.
yellow drum machine robot
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
A fun variation on the pager-motor vibrobot design using a toothbrush with directional bristles, a pager motor, and a watch battery. Looks like a lot of fun in a short amount of time, and with no soldering either!
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