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Offline awally88Topic starter

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What are you working on?
« on: September 16, 2007, 12:53:29 AM »
Hey all,

Out of interest I wondering what sorts of robots everyone is making.
Feel free to post photos or videos!

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 04:04:22 AM »
Trying to make the 50$ robot, but it takes for ever to get the parts from sparkfun. I ordered from sparkfun and digi-key at the same time, got the parts from digi-key a week ago. Hope to get the stuff early this week.

Looking forward to see what people are doing :)

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 04:07:35 AM »
Check out the uBotino robot controller!

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 04:11:28 AM »
My first robot, a Quadruped, still busy in buying stuff, planning stuff etc.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 12:37:02 PM »
making Chives (my butler robot) easier to have a conversation with and buying/installing sensors...
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007, 02:04:18 PM »
Robo-Magellan style robot. Mostly studying algorithms for path-finding and object avoidance. Little bit of study on localization.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007, 01:14:59 AM »
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007, 06:38:49 AM »
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I ordered from sparkfun and digi-key at the same time, got the parts from digi-key a week ago. Hope to get the stuff early this week.
Sparkfun has twice lost my orders. Send them an email after a week or two if you think something is wrong - their customer service has been really nice and fixed the problem for me both times asap.

robots Im working on? hmmmm . . .
robot fish
mapping robot (trying to improve it)
experimental robot platform - trying to get it to play fetch, have emotions, camera vision, robot arm, etc
carpet monkey - has a unique method of locomotion, sorta like legs and wheels combined

I never learn to build only one at a time, its my weakness to multitask too much . . .

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007, 09:12:10 AM »
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I never learn to build only one at a time, its my weakness to multitask too much . . .
Doesn't sound like that big of a weakness to me...

I'm working on a treaded robot. It's going to be my base for future projects to.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007, 10:34:52 AM »
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Doesn't sound like that big of a weakness to me...
It causes a lack of focus. If you have three robots, you can only spend 1/3rd your time on each. Takes 3x longer to get stuff done, etc.

There is an advantage however when two robots share the same technology/parts/programming . . .

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2007, 10:50:48 AM »
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Doesn't sound like that big of a weakness to me...
It causes a lack of focus. If you have three robots, you can only spend 1/3rd your time on each. Takes 3x longer to get stuff done, etc.

There is an advantage however when two robots share the same technology/parts/programming . . .
Admin hows the UUV for the navy?

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2007, 11:04:46 AM »
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Admin hows the UUV for the navy?
its coming along . . . i hope to have it swimming about before the end of this year . . . its much harder when you need to do real science and truely understand/optimize your robot, and not just make something that 'just works' . . .

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2007, 03:47:48 PM »
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Admin hows the UUV for the navy?
its coming along . . . i hope to have it swimming about before the end of this year . . . its much harder when you need to do real science and truely understand/optimize your robot, and not just make something that 'just works' . . .
Niice, I bet you will be in the next episode of Future Weapons ;) Man How does it feel to be in such important project?

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2007, 05:34:27 PM »
haha no I dont think its that important . . . i wont know how important it is till tons of people copy and one-up my work decades later . . .

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2007, 09:50:23 PM »
haha no I dont think its that important . . . i wont know how important it is till tons of people copy and one-up my work decades later . . .
don't be shy admin ;)

 


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