I have not seen this type of bipedal setup before. Has anyone got a previous reference design?
The MorphHex robot looks to be an interesting and rapidly evolving robot type. There is a nice write up on it and other types at vice.com.
Ever since I saw the treadmill desk at Book of Joe, I have wanted to set my office up with a treadmill. In preparation for a big computer parts yard sale at my house, I decided after cleaning out my office that there was more than enough room to incorporate the treadmill. So here it…
My NXT arrived today so with the help of the kids, we build the first level robot and had some fun with programming.
The Lego NXT Robotics Toolset: 32-bit Processor, More Memory, USB Connectivity to the PC for programming, BlueTooth so your phone can control the robot, Bump Sensor, Light Sensor, Sound Sensor, and RangeFinder Sensor. This is the RCX upgrade we were hoping for…downside, not backward compatible (so what). You want more details? Check out the Lego…
A nice analysis of why Lego has seemingly lost interest in the Mindstorms line: Lego launched the Lego Mindstorms line of programmable toy brick construction sets with a lot of fanfare back in the fall of 1998, but in recent years the company has lost all enthusiasm for the Mindstorms line. For several years now,…
We will need better fuel sources to build more robots who in turn will build more fuel cells… Robots could reduce the cost of manufacturing fuel cells and help spur a hydrogen economy, says a team that aims to use them for such automation.
From the Commercial Appeal: “Go BOMBER Go! Go BOMBER Go!” Students of Sacred Heart School in Southaven, assembled in the school’s gymnasium Thursday, cheered BOMBER the Robot and the eighth-grade team that operates him.
The Boston University Photonics Department and iRobot Corp. have teamed up to produce a new mobile military robot designed to detect enemy snipers in the battlefield, which may be used by the United States in the Middle East. via The Daily Free Press
At first, Sebastian Thrun didn’t feel quite comfortable behind the wheel of the modified Volkswagen Touareg R5 named Stanley. That’s understandable, because he wasn’t driving… via MSN
Five robots have successfully navigated desert terrain to bring DARPA’s dream of autonomous military vehicles closer. via Better Humans
iRobot will go down in my history as one of those companies I was too stupid to invest in.
There’s a new breed of thinking robots on the loose. They can cross deserts, fight wars and explore space – as well as read your e-mails, look out for burglars, clean your house and persuade you to join them for a work-out. Resistance is futile, says Jimmy Lee Shreeve… via The Independent
It sounds like a crazy idea, build a beer dispensing robot that tracks how much you drink, you blood alchol content, your calories and unleash it upon an unsuspecting DEFCON. The results are pure genius and something every beer drinking hacker should aspire to build. via Make: Blog
If you are a big fan of the Roomba or you just bought a few Military Style Packbots, you might think that owning a piece of the robotic future would be prudent. Forbes thinks you would be wrong. via Make: Blog