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insides of the Wowee dragonfly
« on: March 13, 2007, 11:15:05 PM »
I got to see a dissected Wowee dragonfly and took some pictures the other day:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/images/wowee_dragonfly_1.JPG (~800kb)

http://www.societyofrobots.com/images/wowee_dragonfly_2.JPG (~800kb)

Enjoy!

This has been brought to you by my trip to Caltech to meet the creators of the RoboFly. I now know way more than I need to about studying flies for robotics applications . . . Anyway, they had a really really impressive lab setup to study flies! I also got a demonstration of their most recent RoboFly. I was especially impressed with their wing design - I actually thought it was a really insect wing!

Tomorrow I go to Berkeley to check out the Biomimetic Millisystem Lab.

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Re: insides of the Wowee dragonfly
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 09:28:08 PM »
Hi John, how do you get so many chances to visit robotic labs? I want to visit them, too.

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Re: insides of the Wowee dragonfly
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 10:55:19 PM »
I plan on pursuing a career in robotics, and i would like to know as well; how do you get such oppurtunities? I imagine you have friends in all the right places, and use it to your advantage.
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Re: insides of the Wowee dragonfly
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 04:47:20 AM »
There are actually many reasons . . .

In Thailand, on my last trip there, by shear coincidence I was introduced to a guy who was involved with a university robotics club. He is now a good friend, and he had shown me around and introduced me to people. If I ever go back, its one of the first places Ill visit. A PhD from CMU also started a robotics graduate program over there, and a few of my friends know him. Yet another good connection . . .
http://mail.fibo.kmutt.ac.th/FIBO_Eng/

In Cali the labs I visited were work related. We were trying to find professors to work with us as research collaborators.

I have about 8 friends that I know from college that have started robotics companies. And now I know a few more from this website (you know who you are :P).

If you want connections, go to robot competitions and try to become friends with your competitors. Help them out, and they will help you too. I made really good friends from the MOBOT competition, for example.

To be honest there arent many robotics labs in the world. If you want to study robots, go to CMU :P
Its a no brainer 8)

 


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