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Misc / Re: Careers in Robotics
« Last post by jkerns on Today at 01:32:12 PM »
That is a good program. I would think you should be able to find the job you want with this degree. Other schools are now offering similar undergraduate degrees, but they are still pretty few and far between.
Software / Re: PS2 wireless controller protocol
« Last post by Gertlex on Today at 12:04:14 PM »
Ugh. I wrote the below before realizing you're after the wireless setup. Perhaps the receiver has the same pinout as the wired version?


I have not done this myself. But Webbotlib has had support [for the wired version] for years now. This page has a diagram of the pinout, example code if you're using Webbotlib: http://webbot.org.uk/WebbotLibDocs2/46240.html

Worst case, you can download Webbotlib and somewhere find the PS2 code it uses... but I suspect that code will be hard to understand because of the abstractions that make Webbotlib works so magically.
Software / Re: Ecstatic to have finally programmed my Axon2
« Last post by Gertlex on Today at 12:00:12 PM »
Good to hear! Perseverance is important to have for this hobby... My own start was very gradual as well, but it generally gets easier once you get going.

I recommend taking good notes in your own words on how you got stuff working. It will save you tons of frustration in the future :)
Misc / Re: Careers in Robotics
« Last post by sburns1073 on Today at 08:07:00 AM »
Thank you for your response.

The school is Worcester Polytechnic Institution and it has an ABET accreditation.

The program I am interested is a robotics engineering degree with a interdisciplinary focus on Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering.

I'm not sure what I want to do exactly, but I was thinking about either robots designed to interact with people or robots for scientific research (like the ones involved in programs like NASA).

Give me an idea to model a accelerometer sensor in MATLAB simulink ... And is it possible den kindly fig out your answers and help me out ...

I'm currently designing the controller software for a robot called the Autonomous Robot Mk 1, or AR-1.  The video linked below shows a MATLAB/Simmechanics simulation of the controller in action.  My intent is to build an open source machine as cheaply as possible, but with sophisticated behavior, like dynamic walking,  as demonstrated here. 

I just got the controller functioning as a proof of concept, so have a look and stay tuned for updates!

AR-1 Stable Walking
Misc / Re: Careers in Robotics
« Last post by jkerns on Yesterday at 06:35:38 PM »
First, what exactly is involved in this particular robotics degree? Is it an engineering degree? Computer science? Unfortunately, a degree in robotics is not as well defined as some other more traditional degrees...

Also, what kind of school is it? What kind of accreditation? What kind of reputation does the school have? All of those things will make it easier or harder to get that first job.

But, having said that - the skill set necessary for robotics can be applied in any number of industries. Industrial robotics is an obvious choice. Lots of work being done in bio-medical areas - from replacement limbs to rehabilitation devices. The auto industry is moving towards self driving vehicles - robotics skill set, right? Aerospace too.

What do you see yourself working on? (Probably one of the hardest questions to answer for most students when you really don't know what your options are and what the jobs will really be like.)

Electronics / Re: Reusing a Microchip
« Last post by marius on Yesterday at 01:06:13 PM »
Sorry to bother again but my problem was not solved with the link from above :(
I can't find any of the compounds ...microchip's on that link ...strange database they have !
For example i give you :
cheertek CT908B 438G6A20328105CFBE
(which is a microchip from a dvd player board ),maybe you can help me ...?
Misc / Re: Need help with picking a university course!
« Last post by sburns1073 on Yesterday at 09:42:00 AM »
I don't know much about the other courses you listed, but I also am planning on applying to robotics programs. I found one that I really like at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). They have an undergraduate program that allows you to get a b.s and m.s in robotics engineering in five years.  Thought you might be interested.
Good luck in your search! :)
Misc / Careers in Robotics
« Last post by sburns1073 on Yesterday at 09:27:01 AM »
I was thinking about going into robotics in college. There is a five year program I found in which you would get your b.s. and m.s.  I was wondering if that is worth it and what kind of jobs could I get afterwords?
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