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Offline EastcoastSix13Topic starter

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what robot platform?
« on: May 15, 2008, 08:23:05 PM »
I am a computer science student who is looking to build his first robot this summer. I've always liked the aibo and would like to build something that I can program(c or java or something no lame visual basic) that i wont be limited in what it can do.

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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 09:11:06 PM »
check out the 50 dollar robot tutorial on the main page of societyofrobots.com

that is a good place to being with the microcontroller and robotics. Then after you understand those concepts build a cool base a reuse the microcontroller board from the 50 dollar robot.
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

www.Narobo.com

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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 10:04:04 PM »
Any thing using an AVR will make CS majors happy. So go with the 50 dollar robot, wait for the SOR Axon (recommended  ;) ), or grab something from below:

SparkFun Electronics
New Micros, Inc.
Robostix

or use Google
« Last Edit: June 22, 2008, 05:33:43 PM by JesseWelling »

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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 10:47:29 PM »
What is this SOR Axium? And what are the limitations of these robots? Would there be any advantage to say buying expensive humanoid robot kit?
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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 12:23:34 AM »
I see I misunderstood you. I thought you were looking for a development board to work with.

If you want to program in C on a humanoid type robot try Lynxmotion. Or maybe ask Jon Hylands about his work on Bioloids

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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 04:56:49 PM »
There are many companies that sell just a chassis that you can mount any microcontroller on:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list_misc.shtml

And its spelled 'Axon' :P

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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2008, 03:07:23 AM »
i dont think someone would need a development board for a simple robot,, just buy a microcontroller ,,somthin like the atmega32 is great for a first robot
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Re: what robot platform?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009, 09:32:23 AM »
regarding the hardware part, if you need to build a platform that can carry a heavy load, you might want to check this out:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=7435.msg56811#msg56811

cheers!

 


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