Monthly Archives: May 2012

Autonomous Robotic Truss Reconfiguration and Manipulation

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Accepted for Publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

Robot shown developed by Franz Nigl, Jeremy Blum, and Shuguang Li under the direction of Dr. Hod Lipson.

This video presents a robot capable of autonomously traversing and manipulating a 3D truss structure. The robot is able to approach and traverse multiple structural joints using a combination of translational and rotational motions. A key factor in allowing reliable motion and engagements is the use of specially designed structural building blocks comprised of bidirectional geared rods. A set of traversal plans, each comprised of basic motion primitives, were analyzed for speed, robustness, and repeatability. Paths covering eight joints are demonstrated, as well as automatic element assembly and disassembly. We suggest that the robot architecture and truss module design, such as the one presented here, could open the door to robotically assembled, maintained, and reconfigured structures that would ordinarily be difficult, risky, or time consuming for humans to construct.

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Minimal Arduino-based wavetable synth

Multiple synthesizer projects has been done for the Arduino, but few has been able to utilize the full power of the Arduino processor. DZL from GeekPhysical wrote a 4 voice wavetable synthesizer that is one of more advanced software based
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Mladý technik 2012.wmv

V stredu 16. mája 2012 sa uskuto?nilo školské kolo sú?aže Mladý technik.Ve?kí a ?i malí, ktorých baví technika, usilovne premýš?ali, tvorili, majstrovali a vylepšovali rôzne modely zo stavebníc a dreva. Výsledok ich práce si mohli všetci pozrie? na Výstave technickej zru?nosti. Žiaci z VIII. A si pre žiakov z I. stup?a pripravili krátku rezentáciu modelov strojov ako žeriav, mera? ?asu, mera? sily alebo mechanické kladivo, ktorá všetkých zaujala. ?lenovia krúžku Mladý technik predviedli svojim spolužiakom modely vytvorené z programovate?ného Lega WeDo a Lega Mindstorm. Žiaci z krúžku Elektronik tiež zaujali svojimi prácami. Dokázali tým, že vedia technicky rozmýš?a? a tvori?.

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Gecko Speed Art – Simple Robot

My Friend made this for me plz sub to him here
http://www.youtube.com/user/AgralArts?feature=watch

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