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Autonomous navigation using a hybrid sensor approach
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Anthony is a work in progress. The objective of the project is to experiment with a hybrid sensor approach to autonomous navigation. I am using Anthony as a … Read more
Roam around with a Ping and compass with IR remote
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   The Heinz 57 robot was thrown togather with stuff I had laying around. Quite a mix of Erector set, Lynxmotion, Parallax, Futuba, Honeywell Rouge, and salvaged … Read more
Pops out to surprise passerby.
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the Greeter, aka the Imp    *edit notification* Oops.  I accidentally racismed. Turns out my original nickname for this little animatronic, (which was an … Read more
After some testing with Robot Bravo I realized that it would be helpful to have some other sensors to supplement the camera based vision.  I built a new platform … Read more
Navigate via IR, version 2 will also remove the pits from olives... We cannot tolerate any pits.
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I've been reading all the great info on this website for the last month or so.  Was inspired to put together the first 'start here' robot. I followed the … Read more
Update: been through a few revisions, new pics added of the last mods and the latest mod-in-progress (front+rear castors, mid-mounted motors and batteries)  This … Read more
THE PROBLEM STATEMENTTo construct an autonomous machine(15x25cm minimum size) which searches for a vacant place in a jammed parking lot and “parks” itself there … Read more
So the time has finally come, I had some time this weekend and started turning plans and ideas into reality. I have been researching and studying milling machine, … Read more
Strolls around, moves its head back and forth and makes Star Wars sounds...
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This is my version of the famous R2D2. It strolls around, moves its head back and forth and makes Star Wars sounds... Apart from the motors and microcontroller, … Read more
Walks around, wirelessly controlled, and shoots at things. Won Mechwars 2009
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Thought I would post about my latest robot: Issy (short for IssyDunnYet). I started actually making this robot run around about 3 weeks ago, and amazingly, it's … Read more
Update 12-08-09 Hi Guys, More new video...this is Herbert's first attempt at collision avoidance.  Well, it wasn't very successful, lol!  I'm going to spend the … Read more
Like most people I saw a link to the start here robot and was instantly intrerested.  It seemed to marry my interest in techy stuff and my programming … Read more
Drives over most stuff, occasionally flips over.
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Mr Mountain Monster (MMM) was originally named Mr Suspense because his main modification to the Mr Basic kit from DAGU is the suspension and flexible drive system. … Read more
Navigates using ultrasound, flashes led lights
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I had a great deal of questions before diving into this project. We all have our little preferences in how things should be. I first focused on choosing the right … Read more
Using the Wii Remote IR camera directly with an Arduino
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The Wii Remote became a very intersting tool for hacking and other uses where it not has been mentioned for. After the first hacks appears in the internet a lot of … Read more

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DreamMaker Overlord sneak preview

Well, it's time to inform you that the DreamMaker Overlord is launching on Kickstarter soon. 

What is the Overlord? 

Overlord is a FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) delta 3D printer with a build volume of 150mmD x 160mmH (OverLord) or 170mmD x 260mmH (OverLord Pro). The 3D printer is capable of printing PLA or ABS, uses automatic leveling for precise printing, pause/resume function and many other new features.

inspired by BOB by badji here at LMR, i wanted to build my own four servo biped walker after i kind of failed on the rather complicated 12 servo ROFI. i love BOB's … Read more

Verbal Skills and NLP

I'm starting this forum for discussing verbal skills in robots including but not limited to natural language processing.  I'd like this to be a place to discuss conventional and out of the box ideas for improving verbal skills in robots.  This could involve:

Simplified occupancy grid mapping

I have a setup, where a distance sensor, such as sonar or IR, rotates about 180 degrees and takes a distance measurement every few degrees. What I would like to do is to create a occupancy grid out of these measurements on an Arduino or, more specifically, I would like to compare two different algorithms, which create the grids.
One of these algorithms would be made by myself, but in order to make a solid comparison, I would like the other algorithm to be the one which is mentioned in occupancy grid materials and research papers, which utilizes a binary Bayes filter.
Using artificial intelligence to identify a disease by its symptoms
1. Introduction A medical tricorder is a handheld portable scanning device to be used by consumers to self-diagnose medical conditions within seconds and take … Read more
All my project ideas needed CNC motion, which was due, at least in my shop, for a standardized approach which will hopefully classify the extruder, laser diode, and … Read more
Push other robots out of the ring
Hello guys, Sturdy is a sumo robot that is an upgrade to my previous sumo robot, Lambo-2WD. Unlike scrapping and cutting our way through tin like last time, I … Read more
Hi all, I currently do an online course at MiTx, 'Underactuated Robotics' by Russ Tedrake. 'Underactuated' basically means that the robot has more degrees of … Read more