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  • Blog entry by RobertSimon on Sat, 2011-11-05 19:35
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    Man has been pushing for major advancement in robotics as a solution for the future and  our preserve for the more demanding and tasking decades, centurires ahead.

    To date, lifelike robots have pretty much been limited to fiction, in movies such as the “Terminator” series or the Rock ’Em Sock ’Em things in the recent “Real Steel.” Real-life robots, on the other hand, have been more like the Roomba vacuum cleaners or the variety of medical robots that look like appliances.

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  • Blog entry by kawal on Fri, 2011-09-02 01:14
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    Microsoft has announced the official launch of Gadgeteer, a set of electronic parts designed to be plugged together to build prototypes or working electronic devices. Remote controlled cars and cameras are given as possible examples.
    It is aimed squarely at Gadget Masters - "hobbyists, electronic enthusiasts and educators" - and Microsoft says it does not require any specialist electronics knowledge or soldering. The idea is to make it simple for anyone to quickly design and build their own devices. 

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  • Blog entry by kawal on Thu, 2011-09-01 18:23
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    I was  watching some quadrotor videos on youtube and came across this cool quadrotor made by Armin Ambühl, supervised by Sergei Lupashin and Raffaello D'Andrea of ETH - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

    The coolest part about this quadrotor is that they have interfaced their quadrotor with Microsoft Kinect rig by which they are able to fly it with simple arm gestures.You can see in the video how precisely the quad is being controlled by arm gestures.

     

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  • Blog entry by Rex on Wed, 2011-06-08 18:38
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    Been busy lately with work.

     

    Hopefully I'll be able to get back to my robot soon.

     

    Rex.

  • Blog entry by Rex on Wed, 2011-05-25 04:44
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    I was born in the late 70's, making most of my childhood memories in the early 80's. The Star Wars films, Dr. Who when K9 was in it, The Bionic Man, Knight Rider, etc. I loved robots when I was a kid. I couldn't understand why my Dad couldn't build me one when they were all over the TV. He always used to tell me they were not real, they're just on the TV. I thought everything on the TV was real at that time. I guess that's why they don't let kids watch horror movies.

     

  • Blog entry by Rex on Wed, 2011-05-25 03:12
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    Hi,

    I've had a lot of help from you all on here, while I've been trying to make ir detection for my robot. I have been attempting to attach an ir sensors to each side of my robot, so it can home in on a beacon. I realise this is quite basic stuff to some of you, but it wasn't to me, so hopefully this will help someone in the future.

     

    Some questions I had were,

    1, Why is the ir modulated to 38khz?

    2, How do I modulate the frequency to 38khz?

    3, Do the receivers need modulating to 38khz?

  • Blog entry by Rex on Sat, 2011-05-21 03:05
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    Hi,

    Only just joined the Community of Robots, but wanted to say, this is just what I've been looking for, since LMR has become too full of over knowledgeable geeks, who prefer to mock the Newbie, rather than help. You know, the likes of CTC.

    Anyway rant over.

    This place looks fairly new and I hope it soon develops into a fine community for both experts and amateurs alike, where we can all learn from each other.

    I hope to have something new to post soon.

    Thanks for reading,

     

    Rex

     

  • Blog entry by kawal on Sun, 2011-04-17 18:05
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    A megatron tank made by a chinese man completely out of scrap metal.

    The tank weighs 5,000kg(11,000lb) and is homemade.

    Checkout some pictures of the cool tank below:

     

  • Blog entry by harshit on Wed, 2011-05-18 21:49
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    hey guys have a look at the erp(experimental robot platform) made by the owner of sor. Its a great robotic platform.Here's the link: www.societyofrobots.com/robot_ERP.shtml

  • Blog entry by kawal on Thu, 2011-04-14 23:20
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    Checkout the worlds first remote controlled  humanoid robot unveiled at the Google

    conference

     

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