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Offline JonHylandsTopic starter

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Cool Firefighting Base
« on: February 28, 2007, 01:49:54 PM »
One of the guys in the Ottawa Robotics Club has a new base he's been working on...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4544302975269947814


Very neat idea.

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Re: Cool Firefighting Base
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007, 04:37:08 PM »
Yea it's pretty good. I think some industrial robots have done that and I think Admin has also made a robot like that.
 
My thoughts on this. It's good research for mobility but not very practical in the real world.
I'm all about practical mobility so I stick to diferential or ackerman.

But kudos to those who dare......I'm just affraid to work on mechanical stuff.....

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Re: Cool Firefighting Base
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007, 07:45:55 PM »
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I think Admin has also made a robot like that.

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_taurus2.shtml

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It's good research for mobility but not very practical in the real world.

But wouldnt parallel parking be easier with this method? :P They used this mobility type on the two Mars Rovers currently wandering around, and I think they will keep using it on future rovers.

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But kudos to those who dare......I'm just affraid to work on mechanical stuff.....

hey, if I can program, you can do mechanical stuff! :P
just dont let your fear keep you from being a better robotics engineer. i can remember a half dozen times where i was afraid of learning something new (and avoided it), and after learning, i wished i learned it sooner (CNC, microcontrollers, CAD, etc.).

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Re: Cool Firefighting Base
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 05:34:43 AM »
This is an absolutely wicked robot. I wanna build one!
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Re: Cool Firefighting Base
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 02:23:20 PM »
The question is how much tme do I want to spend on mechanical stuff......

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Re: Cool Firefighting Base
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 06:01:08 AM »
Yeah, I couldn't even start to imagine where I could gain access to anything to cut metal into shapes.
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Re: Cool Firefighting Base
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007, 11:48:03 AM »
Yea not having the tools is what's limiting me for alot of it. Guess once I start my new job that won't be a problem  :P

 


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