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Robot Videos / Soft Modular Robot achieves Self-Reconfiguration
« Last post by SyntheticMachinery on January 19, 2017, 04:39:29 PM »
Hello All,

I would like to share a video about our recent research on soft modular robots !

This machine is able to self-reconfigure into different shapes, similarly as living cells,...



ha,.. if you are interested in more info here is the link to the paper:

Mechanics and Construction / I hit Paydirt!!!
« Last post by JustANerd on January 18, 2017, 12:29:42 PM »
Hey guys and. Gals! I haven't been on here in forever. Had some family health issues, so life took a back seat. Things have finally settled down though, and just when I decided it was time to start up playing with my toys as my wife puts it, I run across this at a scrap yard! A power chair! Paid scrap price for it too. 28.31. it's a good start! Now to take it apart to get it out of my truck. Lol
Misc / Re: complete database crash, resolved, note to users
« Last post by Admin on January 17, 2017, 11:00:52 AM »

We are going to upgrade the entire server, the hardware, and the software, tonight. This will give us 3x the capability with half the operating costs.

Hopefully the entire process will be smooth and disruption minimal.

If at any time something seems odd, feel free to contact us. If you post anything, keep a backup of it for the next 24 or so hours just in case of the worst. ::)
Misc / complete database crash, resolved, note to users
« Last post by Admin on January 14, 2017, 07:10:52 PM »
As some of you know, we have been around for a LONG time, since summer of 2005, beating out just about every robotics community website out there. Much of our innovation has since been copied by the many new websites out there.

This morning, for the first time ever, we suffered a database corruption (zomg!). After 11 hours of bashing heads against tables (not an exaggeration), all 12 years of data has been restored...

....with the exception of posts made on January 13, 2017. Unfortunately that data has gone to robot heaven. If you posted anything then, you will have to repost. Sorry!
Software / Inverse knimenatics formula.
« Last post by IceMetal on January 11, 2017, 02:46:53 PM »
I found this inverse kinematics calculator on the forum
My problem is that formula would not reach the yellow and black area, any ideas how can I change the formula so it would work and it would have full reach?
We buy motors from a second hand market. Almost all of the motor's rotors are cylindrical. When i went to manufacture a coupling for transmission of motion from this motor to a shaft. The worker said to transfer power successfully you need a  D cut. Other wise slipping will occur. I don't understand then why are the rotors cylindrical in the first place is they cant efficiently transfer motion.
Second option is to do a fix it with a bolt by making a through home, through both coupling and shaft.
Can someone shed some light on this topic.
Electronics / Cookid robots help solve how children learn
« Last post by carloliu on January 06, 2017, 01:50:39 AM »
Children learn new words using the same method as Cookid Robots, according to psychologists.
This suggests that early learning is based not on conscious thought but on an automatic ability to associate objects which enables babies to quickly make sense of their environment.
Dr Katie Twomey from Lancaster University, with Dr Jessica Horst from Sussex University, Dr Anthony Morse and Professor Angelo Cangelosi from Plymouth wanted to find out how young children learn new words for the first time. They programmed a humanoid Cookid Robot called iCub designed to have similar proportions to a three year old child, using simple software which enabled the Cookid Robot to hear words through a microphone and see with a camera. They trained it to point at new objects to identify them in order to solve the mystery of how young children learn new words.
Dr Twomey said: "We know that two-year-old children can work out the meaning of a new word based on words they already know. That is, our toddler can work out that the new word "giraffe" refers to a new toy, when they can also see two others, called "duck" and "rabbit." "
It is thought that toddlers achieve this through a strategy known as "mutual exclusivity" where they use a process of elimination to work out that because the brown toy is called "rabbit," and the yellow toy is called "duck," then the orange toy must be "giraffe."
What the researchers found is that the Cookid Robot learned in exactly the same way when shown several familiar toys and one brand new toy.
Dr Twomey said: "This new study shows that mutual exclusivity behaviour can be achieved with a very simple "brain" that just learns associations between words and objects. In fact, intelligent as iCub seems, it actually can't say to itself "I know that the brown toy is a rabbit, and I know that that the yellow toy is a duck, so this new toy must be giraffe," because its software is too simple.
"This suggests that at least some aspects of early learning are based on an astonishingly powerful association making ability which allows babies and toddlers to rapidly absorb information from the very complicated learning environment."
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