This is a forum in which people talk about their opinions on robots in the future!
Posted by simplebotics 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am wondering whether anyone else is involved First Robotics. If you are, go ahead and talk about your various thoughts, ideas, etc. If your aren't, then I encourage you to come to one of our competitions to see what First is all about. Check out www.usfirst.org to learn more and look at the event calender for FRC to check for any and all upcoming events. Also, I'm going to try adding a group for FIRST but if someone already has please notify me.
Posted by Mr. Holmes 8 years ago
The Robot Movie A timeless coming of age tale about murder, romance, danger, mystery, war, intrigue, accents, choreography, and dramatic shots by the water. Starring myself (Tetranitrate) and The Robot. Coming soon to an Instructable near you.
Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
As you may possibly recall,the Instructables Robot was made in SketchUp. I was inspired by that and today,a few mins before,I made the Robot in Phun,the 2D physics sandbox. It is low in detail but that can only be changed by your improvement! *hand comes out of monitor,pointing to viewer*
Posted by Derin 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hey guys. friend and i are working on a project. we are trying to build a robot that will basically be able to follow a path. if there are obstacles in front it will go around them and then continue to the finishing point. no we also want it to learn about its surrounding. so if we bring the robot back to its starting point it will be able to get to the finish with out bumping into objects.we are planing to adopt this robot here https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-wall-avoiding-Robot!/?ALLSTEPSwhat do u guys think is it possible and if so how.the robot will learn by creating a grid in its memory using multi-dimensional arrays.
Posted by DELETED_kclv1988 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
If you ask this bartender for something that's not an Asahi beer, it might malfunction. The Asahi Beer Robot is a robotic bartender that can uncap bottles and pour beer, as well as talk. While the claim that it's the best robot ever might be a little extreme, it seems to be working as a very effective marketing tool. It took a team of engineers over half of a year to build and tune its skills--which makes it far too young to be at a bar.Check out the video or the link at engadget.Asahi should probably enter this into the Robot Contest.
Posted by joshf 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm sorry to whoever took it, but when I saw this picture...I just laughed. The robot looks a wee bit demented in this photo:http://static.fmpub.net/banners/1/35ebe8b494624b766dbd0061285de3ca/robot_store_ad6.gifMaybe he's mad he isn't getting royalties?
Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Japanese marketers are targeting "lonely adult men" with their newest development: a robotic girlfriend. Reminds me of this, a product from a few years back.[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25209226//wid/11915829?GT1=40006 Link] via Neatorama
Posted by joshf 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I don't know about anybody else, but the redrawn Robot on the robot contest banner quite appeals to me. For some reason, it feels like he should have a Canadian accent... I'm not suggesting replacing *the* Robot, but it would be nice to see the Canadian version appearing on merchandise, say as a small logo on a shirt, or on a new badge. I would certainly have made this project easier to make... EDIT: I roughed up some versions of my own, with a combination of Inkscape and an oooold copy of Photoshop.
Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi everybody I build my robot actually I have a 12v 12ah lead acid battery ( https://www.battery-direct.fr/Batterie-BP12-12.html). I would like to change it but I don t if I choose lipo or lifepo4 or li-ion? My principal goal is loose weight and size, so I think about lipo but I am not shure
Asked by LaurentP30 6 weeks ago
Pretty soon the TSA will have a new threat to deal with...Robotic Snakes On A Plane! They can climb up walls, stairs, go snooping for people, get through a chainlinked fence, they're pretty much unstoppable. But most impressively is the snake from Hirose Labs in Japan, it's pictured below, and that mofo can actually swim.It's beautiful, and amazing to watch this biologically inspired robot move, check it out: Clearly these robots are going to be very agile and useful, some researcher used his to walk the ring down the isle at his wedding... creepy? Yes. Awesome.... also yes. Let's see how many uses of robotic snakes you can come up with! Go:
Posted by lamedust 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Saturday, my parents and friends threw me a surprise birthday party! And if that wasn't cool enough, my mom had made the cake look like Robot. Chocolate and vanilla cake, licorice, Rolos, cinnamon rolls, Snickers bars, and Sugar Babies. Yum!(Its black and white because she based it off of my memopad)
Posted by rogers236 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm thinking about building a battlebot (ant/beetle weight)but I'm not sure if there are any competitions near me. I live near the San Francisco Bay area, if you know any competitions please tell me!!! The date right now is June 16, 2012
Posted by Xthinker 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I want to work with my daughter to build a fun robot but it seems like there are some many choices out there for platforms, controllers, software etc. I think I'm leaning towards a platform from DFrobot. http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path;=37_111&product;_id=97#.VaL4sZNVhBc And an Arduino based controller like this, http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path;=35_104&product;_id=1176#.VaL45pNVhBc To control and make it move I'm thinking that Ardublock could be a good choice. http://blog.ardublock.com/ I'm curious if this community has any thoughts on my choices... or alternative ideas. Thanks, Phil
Posted by filthyPhil 3 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
Reading up a bit, I came across www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/2577277.htm this, and thought I would like to try do something like that, but a spider. It's a "robo roach", a RObotic Autonomous Crawling Hexapod, or ROACH. Bio mimicry is starting to become a leading factor in robots for use in the field. Biomimicry itself is quite amazing the way it uses what works in nature to, well, work! Although there's something interesting about this cockroach, by the way it's made. It uses a simple bi-axial movement principal to keep things simple and cheap. They have a download link for the episode, just go to mpegmedia.abc.net.au/tv/geo/catalyst/catalyst_2009_ep14.wmv and zoom forward to 12:25 and watch it. I'd recommend it, it's quite interesting. Would any one have any information about this? I'd love to try make a robot that's based on an animal, preferably small, but there aren't many details any where. I'd like to hear your ideas about this biomimicry, what would you make and what would you use it for?
Posted by Kryptonite 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am trying to build a mini-sumo edgebot, as featured in Junkbots, Bugbots and Bots on Wheels. Below is a quick scan of the schematic I'm following. It is supposed to drive forwards until the edge sensor closes, at which point it will reverse and turn before carrying on.Trouble is, it doesn't work.The symptoms:I have breadboarded the circuit, and when I connect the battery, it runs. But when I make the connection to simulate the edge sensor, both motors kick into reverse, but only for a fraction of a second, and then never again - further touches of the edge sensor elicit no reaction at all.When I disconnect the battery, and trip the sensor, the LEDs light and the relays click, showing that the capacitor is still charged.The only things in the breadboard not to "spec" are the motors - I haven't bought my intended motors yet, so I am trialling with a pair of un-geared 3V motors (these are the motors I intend to buy: http://www.ebay.co.uk item number 5855781458 )How can I fix it so that it will react to the edge more than once in a combat?
Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Must be controlled by a.i(learning a.i like a chat program) my problems:how can i make the a.i(programming preferably in basic :) how can i make the robot hand and how can i link them together i know serial port might work im not asking you to do my homework(only THE ideas i need muhaha) is there any previus project that i can look at? and if i were to make the hand real life sized how big motors will i need
Asked by julius.orn 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am a first timer so not to hard. i have a basic idea on this kind of stuff bout need help thanks?
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Asked by rpradhan 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am styding electronics and commnication ennginnering.i and my friends have decided to do a project works as eailer.we have interest to do.but we have no basic ideas to how to do it .i need a basic ideas about how to a simple robot.
Asked by isacdinesh 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Please help! I want to learn about robotics - I know NOTHING about it. Does anyone have any good books to recommend? Something that is explained very clearly and simply! Thank you so much!! ps. Just to give you an idea of how much I don't know - I hardly know what a servo is. Thank you so much! patti
Asked by mckywer 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The chasis of my robots are nothing but popsicle sticks connected by hot glue but it does nothing but jam the mechanical parts and short circuit the electronics tell me what can be used as a robot chasis and how to connect it together
Asked by robinsonruiz 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am an amateur robot builder...id like to know about microcontrollers from scratch!
Asked by Yashknowsbetter 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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