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Hi Ro-Bot-X,You're working on building your own RCM? Will it work with the ER1 software?Thanks,Tesla
Hello, here are the pictures of the new RCM 4.0
Having said that ER-1 is pretty much an outdated product, is there any new product with similar functionality as ER-1 (I mean Robot Skeleton and added laptop; and probably a software)?Homer
A few people have told me to add a cap on the sharp sensors, but as I do not have the Sharp ones could I add a cap to give more accurate to the Evolution IR Sensors?
While trying to find the accuracy and calibrate the sensors Iíve taken 700 reading and intervals of 10cm starting at 0cm- 50cm and taken the averages.... from your experience is the correct method?
Hi all, I'm new, just signed up because of the existence of this thread! Just wondering if there's anyone out there still using ER1's? I've just bought one, having a bit of trouble getting it to work, I believe the battery isn't holding the charge, am I right in thinking I can replace it with any 12v battery? PS. I like how when you register you have to verify you're human...especially as the forums called society of robots.
Hi again everyone,I have a bunch of questions I hope you don't mind me asking. Has anyone else seen the Heathkit Hero 1 from the 80's. A great bit of robot kit, they company have brought out a new one (basically a White Box rebadged with a different OS) but they want about $10,000 for the top model?! Crazy. Makes you realise how good value the ER1 is. So basically I'd like to make my ER1 a bit more like a conventional robot ie not relying upon the Robot Control Centre software, how do I go about this? And also is it possible to interface other sensors into it? I'm finding it pretty hard to find an ER1 gripper arm anywhere, so I'm thinking the best way is to use another gripper/robotic arm and interface this with the ER1, any ideas how to go about this?Cheers,Tim
The reason I created this thread is because the ER1 robot is officially dead to the company that created it. The original forums are gone, there is no more customer service, and you can no longer buy one (except off eBay). Finding in-depth information about it on the web is nearly impossible, as most websites dedicated to it were forgoten about when support was terminated. The few people that still own, use, and customize them are scattered across the world wide web. Some have moved on to other projects, while a few others (like me) may have discovered the ER1 robot for the first time and have no place to discuss it. That is the reason I created this thread; to create a place where we can discuss, ask questions, give answers, and document the ER1 robot, ERSP and any other related concept. Another reason is to bring the scattered ER1 users together, so we may better answer each others questions and display what can be done with the ER1, ERSP, etc.At the time of this post's writting, there are two ER1 robot owners on this forum; me (SciTech02) and Ro-Bot-X. We are still developing ours, but the information we've gathered and shared is large. We will now discuss our ER1s here. If there are any ER1 robot owners or anyone interested, feel free to post and let us know that there are still interested people out there.I'll start the thread with a short summary of my ER1. It is currently in an original, unmodified state (no accessories, yet). I have developed a pathfinding program for it that is written in Python, uses an A* (A-star) based algorithm, and uses the RCC API commands. Here's a link with more details: http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=5666.0 My current goal is to create a map of my entire house, so it can find its way to any location in it and find a place to charge its batteries (an eventual docking port).