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Well, here we go... Please watch the video, it explains a lot.  ******Already an Update.... sigh****** I forgot to add some baby … Read more
After many, many tests and trial runs, I have started cleaning up Walter's electronics and mechanics to a state that is a little bit closer to what it will be when … Read more
My old printer broke down and before throwing anything away I always rip things apart hunting for parts that I can use in other projects. Most of you probably does … Read more
Transport components out of robot cell
Using a
I'm working on a bachelor's project, together with 5 other students, where we're going to continue development of and improve a laser guided AGV. Read more
This is Mr. Tidy, his job is to pick up bottles and glasses after a party and put them in a tidy pile.The third video shows him picking up his first can. Read more
Driving motors at low speed with good torque
Many micro controllers have a PWM function built into their hardware that can be used to control the speed of motors or be filtered to create an analog output. … Read more
Interfaces your computer to your brain
Many people today think that controlling your surrounding with your mind belongs in a science fiction category. Thanks to company called Emotiv, however, one can … Read more
My local robotics group does mini competitions every few months. For October '09 the mini comp is small scale fire fighting. So this is my second of my two … Read more
I made Miss Princess for my 4 year old niece. She's a lot more interested in Princesses than robots, so I called it Miss Princess to trick her :) There's a Battery … Read more
Updated on 2/15/09. I've added a couple new pictures. Its running, but not optimized. Testing will follow, then I'll post some navigation video's, etc.   This is … Read more
UPDATE 16th Feb 2010: File attachments First of all: Thanks to fritsl for the original YDM. That's (quite obviously) the source for my inspiration to start building … Read more
I just finished my the board for the Vulvan Five and had it sent away to get CNCed.  I have the capability to do homemade PCBs but this one was a little big.  So … Read more
Archos Intro: The Archos is basically an I-pod Touch on steroids. Given the fact that it can multi-task, use flash when surfing the web, and run on the Android OS, … Read more
Moves fast on hard snow and ice.
I couldnt help it, there was still snow.. i had a robot ready, just needs programming.. But every time I try to sit down at finish it, I make a new Trata. Since … Read more
navigate around and maybe do some mapping
Using a
For controller I'm using  a PIC18F4550 with MSHP Bootloader ( USB ), in a self made and obvious Arduino wanna be copy, I call it PICUino :D   For the motor … Read more

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Charges lithium polymer and lithium ion cells
About a year ago, I bought a pretty nice, but old, digital camera in a thrift shop for $3.  I really like the camera, and one thing I like about it is that it has … Read more
Dear: LMR Just to let you know I have been developing for the past month a steampunk robot. I have finished the mechanical and moving onto electrical and software. … Read more
Obstacle avoidance using sonar and IR sensors
This is my latest robot project which I have named BFRMR1. It is a differential drive robot with two castors at the rear. The chassis is made from aluminium sheet … Read more
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

DreamMaker Overlord sneak preview

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

UPDATE: Launch time is confirmed. It's 00:00h CST. For less confusion I did list some major cities here: 

 

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.