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Autonomous Robots

viningvining X MemberPosts: 4,368
I got this link and figured i'd pass it on, it's pretty cool.

http://www.ted.com/talks/vijay_kumar_robots_that_fly_and_cooperate.html

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  • mpullinmpullin Obvious Troll Account, Marked for Deletion Posts: 949
    Neato!!!!!
  • HARMAN_ChrisHARMAN_Chris Harman Integrated Technologies Group (ITG) Posts: 403
    Very Cool! Thanks for sharing!
  • Don DeLongDon DeLong Junior Member Posts: 43
    So when will we have a module for these?
  • Joe HebertJoe Hebert Junior Member Posts: 2,159
    Wow, that was impressive.

    Here’s a link with a video that was posted today of a robot cheetah that set a land speed record.

    http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/darpas-robot-cheetah-sets-land-speed-record-2012036/
  • PhreaKPhreaK Senior Member Posts: 966
    Saw that one the other day. There is some very funky research happening with what is possible with quad/hex/octo-copters.

    @Don
    I don't have a module for these, but I do have an AR.Drone that I'm working on building Pd externals for so I can take advantage of all its vision processing. The thing is freaking amazing - its a flying linux box.
  • Don DeLongDon DeLong Junior Member Posts: 43
    PhreaK wrote: »
    @Don
    I don't have a module for these, but I do have an AR.Drone that I'm working on building Pd externals for so I can take advantage of all its vision processing. The thing is freaking amazing - its a flying linux box.

    Wow, that thing looks awesome. Definitely on my wish list :) Wonder how far I can get it to go with a decent WiFi router outdoors?
  • PhreaKPhreaK Senior Member Posts: 966
    I wouldn't worry about a WiFi upgrade, people have hacked 3G modems onto them - much further reach.
  • jweatherjweather Junior Member Posts: 320
    Every few months I geek out on the videos from Kiva material handling systems: http://www.kivasystems.com/ The bots are centrally coordinated rather than being autonomous, but the scope of the algorithms and systems involved is just staggering, and they're fun to watch, too.
  • DHawthorneDHawthorne Old Timer Posts: 4,584
    I've seen videos of quads playing ping-pong, and cooperatively building a wall with interlocking blocks. I also saw a very wild one where they played the James Bond theme on a set of instruments: a couple of them were popping up and down on levers attached to a keyboard, a queue of them were dragging metal posts along a horizontal ladder thingie for percussion, etc.

    What I keep thinking is the prospects for this kind of control on a micro scale. Nanobots anyone?
  • Don DeLongDon DeLong Junior Member Posts: 43
    As long as they incorporate this into their code:

    http://xkcd.com/534/
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