The second generation of robotics is now upon us, as end of line and bench robotics are becoming economically accessible, robotic integration within industry is no longer only associated with large scale production and automotive assembly lines. Pick and place single arm, multi-axis robots are more popular than ever as users see both their cost and operational benefits. Capable of working along-side humans they perform the repetitive precision work required, faster and without fault.
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@DJDIREWOLF Thanks! Things have moved on a lot since 2012. I'll probably write a long overdue follow-up early next year.
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@currah.co.uk Wow! What a great robot! I rarely see projects so well designed and documented. The latest date I can find is 2014 - did you develop it further? Given your qualifications I wondered if it...
You will find a mobility configuration that you missed at http://currah.co.uk/cart
@Bill Marshall This is my proposed solution here: https://hackaday.io/project/53896/log/152467-getting-the-machine-to-drive-downhill …. Not sure how to size the resistor Ohms - I've asked Ampflow, the...
Last year the Intel Neural Compute Stick was the worlds first AI accelerator available in USB format. It's just been given an upgrade!
Recently, the World’s most powerful Neuromorphic computer was fired up for the first time. What does it do and are we all doomed?
See just how simple it is to get started with intricate DIY projects (or even re-create our haunted house) with the igus dryve D3 DC motor controller.
Wheeled robots take many forms: 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- or 8-wheels, with and without suspension. The type of terrain the robot will move over largely determines the choice: a nice, smooth warehouse floor or a rough, unpredictable Martian surface?
Part 1 covered the theory behind PID control. Part 2 discussed the practical issues of odometry and using PID for precise mobile robot navigation. Now let’s look at some more code and other features of practical rover design.
An AI-equipped ‘astronaut companion’ called CIMON is on its way to the International Space Station. With fictional androids starring in TV shows Westworld and Humans, just how close are we to creating a socially-acceptable companion robot?
Part 1 covered the theory behind PID control – a widely used method of ensuring that the mechanical output of an actuator (speed, position, etc) matches the value demanded by its controlling program. Now let’s look at practical aspects in detail.
Creating a multifunctional robot may seem difficult, but after reading this article you should be able to build one of your own.
Mobile robots can be divided into two classes: those that navigate around solely by sensing and avoiding obstacles, and those that move along a planned path using an internal electronic map. For the latter, you need mobility control.