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Lego robot plays Quarto
posted June 2 2010 14:49.08

BlaMule presents the third version of a LEGO robot playing Quarto. With 32 presure sensitive sensors, a solid lego construction and the RCX brick linked to a PC is at least impressive. The maker says that this version is build to win!

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Arduino-LabVIEW Cyborg
posted June 2 2010 14:44.45

samuelosv demonstartes a robotic arm which is controlled by the human's arm movement with accelerometer and gyro. The robotic arm moves proportionally to the movement around one axis of the arm. It is possible with more gyros and accelerometer to add more degrees of freedom.

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Robot with mouse for navigation
posted June 1 2010 15:22.15

Scott Sumpter presents an autonomous robot that uses as distance measurement an optical mouse for accurate readings. Actually there are two robots. the first one, equiped with 2 limit switches for object detection, navigates its way around an object, then communicates the path it took back to another robot, which can then avoid the object without sensors. More info can be found here.

[Link: elektrykal]
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Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight
posted June 1 2010 14:40.34

Daniel Mellinger from the University of Pennsylvania describes one of his works as "developing controllers for aggressive maneuvers with quadrotor helicopters". In action this means tremendous maneuverability and insane control in turning.
Perching seems simple compared to the double flips and the amazingly precise flight through windows. A UAV showing things to come, enjoy.

[Link: University of Pennsylvania]
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Danger Monkey
posted May 31 2010 18:11.05

robidouille wanted a robot being able move on a horizontal wooden 2 by 4 stud and avoid obstacles found in its way. After several designs he ended up with this 2 arm version that seems to work the best. He is using an Arduino as microcontroller and a couple of Hitec HS322-HD servos. Each arm has 2 lever-switches to detect pressure in front and below. The design looks like a monkey but it works so well i don't see any danger.

[Link: robidouille]
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Mobile manipulator autonomously building a wall
posted May 28 2010 18:03.49

Oluf Skov Nielsen and Emil Pedersen present their master's thesis project Brick laying mobile manipulator at Maersk McKinney Moller Institite[1] of Syddansk Unviversity.
The objective of the project is to use a mobile manipulator to build a simple wall by enabling it to autonomously lay bricks. The project is limited to not include the use of mortar or other gluing material, thereby simpli...

[Link: robolab.tek.sdu]
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James, yellow pills please
posted May 28 2010 17:36.48

James is a robot build in the university of technology in Vienna, it is meant to help on all daily purposes in household enviroment. Based on a scalable platform with a payload of 150kg and a top speed of 5km/h can easily adopt to any market need. In the video you can see james interfacing with humans through an iphone and voice commands but is also capable of having a light weight 7 DOF robot arm. Project details can be found here.

[Link: Vienna University of technology]
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Mini-T robot with tracks
posted May 20 2010 14:22.09

squiz3r took a cheap robot kit and added some tracks along with the wheels, the result is a track robot that stops nowhere (ok, almost) and is fun and easy to built. Further instructions can be found here but you have to know Swedish in order to read it, at least there are lots of explanatory photos.

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Lynxmotion Rover robot
posted May 19 2010 19:59.35

Frantisek Durovsky with a lynxmotion A4WD1 v.2 rover as a base and an AL5C robotic arm builded a robot equipped with Xbee wireless control by remote PC, GPS module,main controler ATmega128 and Visual Basic 2008 as control program. The construction is pro-like and so is the operation, you can see in the video the smooth and fine movements.

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