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Offline animaniacTopic starter

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programming a bioloid with URBI?
« on: March 28, 2011, 10:20:23 AM »
hi, I purchased a BIOLOID comprehensive kit to learn robot programming, and I was looking forward to programming it with URBI, as it seems to be an intuitive language. unfortunately, the same does not go for its editor... first their tutorial for bioloid is outdated and points to dead links or discontinued softwares. then I tried this:

http://www.gostai.com/downloads/urbi-sdk/2.x/doc/urbi-sdk.htmldir/bioloid.html

you can see the result in the attachment. since I don't know much about robotics (I was hoping this kit would help), do you know the step by step method to program a BIOLOID with URBI?

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Re: programming a bioloid with URBI?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 03:21:48 PM »
Hello there,

to start with, welcome to robotics  ;D

first their tutorial for bioloid is outdated and points to dead links or discontinued softwares.
If I were You, I would go to robotis.com web page and ask them for all software You require. Also, they should be able to provide You with some development tips, maybe manuals for programming as well.

I purchased a BIOLOID comprehensive kit to learn robot programming.
You don't need to spend hundreds on kits to learn robot programming, probably it is much cheaper and more useful to go with something like 50$ Robot, because programming-wise You actually learn how to program microcontroller, where with kits You write software in a language that is used only by that kit (most of the time); moreover, kits let You to skip all difficult but vital stuff related to uC programming and go straight to controll part, hence leaving You at the same point where You've started when You want to program something like PIC or ATMega.
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Re: programming a bioloid with URBI?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 03:31:24 PM »
still, I find it amazing that the most simple instructions from a tutorial wouldn't work from the start, and about your 50$ robot, I plan to get involved in robotics, so in the end it would still be 50$ wasted on a crappy cardboard robot that can only do one thing. the bioloid is simple, modular, and perfect for learning... or so I thought...

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Re: programming a bioloid with URBI?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 03:42:50 PM »
Don't get me wrong, working with a kit is much fun. I've recently worked on a project with DRK6080; at the end of the day I had implemented system to understand hand gestures and navigate robot accordingly. My point is that after such a massive project I did not learn a bit about how to program uC.

so in the end it would still be 50$ wasted on a crappy cardboard robot that can only do one thing
50$ would not be spent on cardboard, it would be spent on MCU that You would build Yourself and could reuse for another robot.
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