This is our first year Robotics project competing on 3rd Nov 2008. It took me and two other guys 12 weeks to design, build and program. All three of us designed and built it. I programmed it myself. It has somewhere round 500-600 lines of code.
We had to only pick up a certain colour (for this run, blue), and take it to the goals at the top of the course.
Oh and it's completely autonomous. There isn't a guy off camera with a remote control. It does everything 100% on its own :)
Ours is the robot nearest the camera and I'm the guy who turns it on at the start.
This was our first run. We get off to a flying start but then we had troubles getting the puck in exactly the right spot to grab it. We got lucky pushing one of ours in and pushing a red one out.
Robot designers gathered at Robo_Japan 2008 in Yokohama, Japan to showcase their latest developments. NTD's Yukichi Negishi brings us there.
Within the last decade, cell phones and computers have become a part of modern life. In the near future, we might see robots not only in assembly lines but just as much a part of our daily life as cell phones, cars, and computers. Tomotaka Takahashi, award winning robot creator, hopes to see robots in our life not just for convenience but also as our friends.
[Tomotaka Takahashi, Robot Creator]:
Robots are going to be in your home and your family member pretty soon. We tend to think about the practicality or usage robots, but we never think that way (about) your family or your boyfriend or girlfriend. Please treat them as your friend.
Current robot designs mostly resemble male qualities like stiff movement and dont have many feminine qualities. Creating feminine robots is one of next steps to making robots a part of our daily life.
[Tomotaka Takahashi, Robot Creator]:
I think first of all there is no female type robot because there are technical problems. The first one is its harder to put all the parts inside the body. I [have to] use smaller parts and also design. Second one is that most of researcher in the robotics field is male, so we dont know how to realize female type robots. You know, it has nothing to do with wear skirts or having longer hair.
Tomotakas mini climbing robot helped the electronics company, Panasonic, set the Guinness World record for the longest lasting battery. This robot climbed a 530-meter rope up the Grand Canyon in 6 hours and 46 minutes on two Panasonic Evolta AA batteries.
Im Yukichi Negishi, NTD, Yokohama, Japan.
Just a video to show you how easy it is to use.
ChuChuRocket owned by me. Using a wall hack, where his missiles pass through the walls. This is only one instance where I caught him, he did it more times later.
Covering old territory and finding loads of missile tanks in the process!
(Reuters) - Russia will deploy Iskander missiles in its western outpost of Kaliningrad in response to plans by the United States to build an anti-missile system in Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.
Medvedev said Russia would electronically jam elements of the proposed U.S. system and that Russia had scrapped plans to stand down three missile regiments.
"Earlier we had planned to decommission three missile regiments of a missile division deployed in Kozelsk and to disband this division by 2010. I have decided to refrain from these plans and we will not reform anything," Medvedev said
"Besides, to neutralise -- if necessary -- the anti-missile system, an Iskander missile system will be deployed in the Kaliningrad region. Naturally, we also consider using for the same purpose the resources of Russia's navy," he said.
"In the end, electronic jamming of new elements of the U.S. missile shield will be carried out from the territory of the same westernmost region, that is from Kaliningrad," he said.
Parts of the U.S. system are due to be deployed in Poland and the Czech Republic. The Kremlin says the system threatens Russia's security. Washington says it is needed to protect from what it calls rogue nations, specifically Iran.
Video demo of a homebuilt launch controller that's a bit more spiffy than the devices sold on the market. Building howto and blog on www.playspoon****
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