Starting robotics?

For a while, I have been wanting to get started with robotics.  My interest in this is very deep, and as you can see from my about me section, my ultimate goal in life is to create a sentient robot.

I know this isn't an easy field, and I was wondering if anybody had any tips for getting started.  Also, is there a link to a C compiler (preferably free) that you know of?

Thank you very much for any help.

robo103023 years ago

Start reading books on electronics, circuits, and arduino robotics. But thats the boring way if you want to do what I did is simply jump into the most complicated circuits and robots start building it rather than understanding it and when you would have completed building something then start your research on how it works. Hope this helps.

Look into Arduino. There are Arduino based robotic kits that are great options for getting started.