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Blogs about Robots

Blogs about Robots

  • FORTHdsPIC on a MicroStick

    Bill Marshall

    The last episode of the FORTHdsPIC saga introduced version 0.5 with its new ability to work in an embedded ‘turnkey’ application. I thought I’d take a break from adding new functionality and try porting it across to a more mainstream platform – the Microchip MicroStick II. Production of a User Manual also seemed to be a good idea.

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    • AIR-Robotique

      AIR-Robotique

      Petite présentation de notre association : l'AIR-Robotique (Anciens Ingénieurs de Roanne en Robotique), ainsi que du robot autonome créé pour la Coupe de France de Robotique 2014.

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      • FORTHdsPIC gets Embedded and Walks Alone

        Bill Marshall

        Last year I embarked upon a project to write a FORTH language interpreter/compiler from scratch to run on a Microchip PIC24 or dsPIC microcontroller. So far most of the development has taken place on an RS Embedded Development Platform using Microchip PIM processor modules. By version 0.4, FORTH programs could be compiled and run in the device RAM with an attached host PC providing terminal emulation. Now with version 0.5 user programs can be transferred to the device non-volatile Flash memory and run without the host PC. In other words FORTHdsPIC can now be used in embedded applications.

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        • The Quest to 3D Print the Holy Grail

          Pete Wood

          When Indiana Jones went on a dangerous quest to find the Holy Grail, he had to travel for miles, battle evil forces and get shot at… a lot. Andrew Lewis however went no further than his dining room, he just downloaded it and printed it using some wood based printer filament on his modified RepRapPro Ormerod 3D printer.

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          • HKUST ROV Team shone in The IET/MATE Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2014

            HKUSTROBOTICS

            The Remote Control Vehicle (ROV) team, a sub-team of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Robotics Team, came out on top during the Asia Regional IET/MATE Underwater Robot Challenge 2014. The contest was held on the 12th and 13th April at the City University of Hong Kong. Participants from over 30 institutions from six countries in South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao & China) participated in one of three categories; Scout, Ranger and Explorer Class. The HKUST ROV Team won the Champion Award in the Explorer Class and will represent Hong Kong in the International MATE ROV Competition 2014 Explorer Class in Michigan, USA in June 2014.

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            • HKUST ROV Team shone in The IET/MATE Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2014

              HKUSTROBOTICS

              The Remote Control Vehicle (ROV) team, a sub-team of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Robotics Team, came out on top during the Asia Regional IET/MATE Underwater Robot Challenge 2014. The contest was held on the 12th and 13th April at the City University of Hong Kong. Participants from over 30 institutions from six countries in South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao & China) participated in one of three categories; Scout, Ranger and Explorer Class. The HKUST ROV Team won the Champion Award in the Explorer Class and will represent Hong Kong in the International MATE ROV Competition 2014 Explorer Class in Michigan, USA in June 2014.

                1687 views