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MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« on: November 27, 2009, 06:49:09 AM »
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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 11:57:05 PM »
Wow, that's a nice bot! What was the thesis, btw ?

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 07:48:19 AM »
wow thats a really good looking bot! :D

quick question: what r the wires that r coming off of it?
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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 09:29:33 AM »
Hi there,

Thanks a lot for the positive feedback! :)

The complete title of my PhD was:

The MultiTasking Rover: A planetary terrestrial exploration rover system. It was in the area of space robotics. I worked alone on it and took me 5 years.

The video was made sometime during the summer of 2005. The cables coming of are motor/logic power and comms. It now supports wifi and has 220 Wh of lithium polymer on-board. I will soon be making the second generation model:))

What is not shown on the video is:
-Full 360 body rotation (around the axis that links the two pairs of legs to the body)
-Tip-over recovery 
-Wheel-Walking
-Picking-up tools using hooks on the body. In the Pic you can see a Battery Pack being picked-up

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 10:58:59 AM »
2005???? It looks like some thing from 2015 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 09:22:21 AM »
Thats a worthwhile 5 years of PhD I would say! You must be really proud. Congrats!

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 10:10:25 AM »
WOW! :o That's an awesome you have built! :)

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 04:36:03 PM »
Reminds me of my Taurus II that I built in 2003 :P

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


Worked on this for 5 years? I'm betting you were sick of it by year #3 . . . I say that as I'm getting pretty tired of working on my robot fish research, and I'm on year #4.

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 05:34:11 PM »
I enjoyed very much making it - never got sick of it. futhermore, I will make it again this time better! :)

Good luck with your robotic fish!

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 06:28:14 PM »
Making it is the fun part, its the repetitive rigorous scientific testing and the half dozen science papers on it that gets dreary. I finished building it 2.5 years ago, and all I've been doing since is testing it and writing papers.

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 07:12:02 PM »
I definitely see where you come from - this is always a phase you need to go through, but trust me in the end it pays off.

Its towards the end it gets really rough, but this will make you feel sooo much better when you are done  ;)

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 07:17:29 PM »
Well thats just it, robots are never done. There is always a new interesting research problem to study with the same hardware :P

The thing is with any science problem, by the time you really fully understand the science, after many years, you get bored of it and want to learn something new. :P

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009, 07:46:29 PM »
Socrates once said: the more i understand the more i realize i know nothing

The quest never stops - it's within human nature to question

If we knew everything we wouldn't be human ;D
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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 04:29:39 AM »
Its really cool....I am waiting for the design so I can try building something similar ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 10:38:12 PM »
how much did that monster cost?

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2010, 11:38:35 PM »
Making it is the fun part, its the repetitive rigorous scientific testing and the half dozen science papers on it that gets dreary. I finished building it 2.5 years ago, and all I've been doing since is testing it and writing papers.

Does everywhere include reading through a mostly useless pile of papers and diplomatics, so you can see what others have though and what they did.... etc etc etc...
And science gets more to politics etc etc etc....
Same stuff everywhere I guess!!!

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Re: MTR - My PhD robot from concept to implementation :)
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2010, 07:53:33 AM »
Cool, but what is it for?  ???

 


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