Sunday, October 21, 2012

2012-10-21 Sunday - Rodney Brooks on Baxter

...a new offering from

2012-10-21 Sunday - NimbRo-OP, Open Source Robot

"...launched by the University of Bonn."

",,led by Professor Sven Behnke, that won the Louis Vuitton Cup for "Best Humanoid" in this year's RoboCup"

"95 cm tall (37.4 inches) and weighs 6.6 kg (14.55 pounds). It uses 20 Robotis Dynamixel servos, 6 per leg, 3 per amr and 2 in the nexk. It has a dual-core AMD E-450 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB solid state drive. It also come equipped with WiFi, a wde-angled video camera (Logitech C905) and a Robotis CM-730 controller with 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis gyro. The GNU/Linux software is based on DARwin-OP."

2012-10-21 Sunday - New 32bit Arduino

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SparkFun and Fritzing

I happened upon this blog recently:

which had some interesting projects...

...and he mentioned two sites that I thought would be very useful to others...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012-04-24 Heather Knight and 'Data'

Data is a "Nao" robot, a sort of high-tech blank slate made by the French robotics firm Aldebaran and used primarily for research and education (Nao robots are also the players of choice in the international RoboCup soccer league). Ms. Knight worked for Aldebaran after completing her undergraduate degree at MIT and helped to develop the touch-activated sensor on the robot's head. Now she writes complex behavioral programs for Data through an Aldebaran software called Choregraphe.

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012-03-09 ROS

This is something I want to remember to come back to later...

ROS is an open-source, meta-operating system for your robot. It provides the services you would expect from an operating system, including hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management.