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DIY : Build your own Lumos Bot

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Tools: - Soldering Iron - Laptop - AVR related programming software Materials: - LEDs - LDRs - 2 Wheels - Metal Chasis - 1 Castor Wheel - 2 DC motors - 1 Development Board - 1 Microcontroller (Atmega 16) - Motor Driver (L293D) - Relimates - Potentiometers Problem Statement of Lumos: Build one or more autonomous robot(s) that can differentiate... continue reading

Paleontologists Building Robot Dinos with 3D Printed Bones

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Robots and dinosaurs have not, historically, had the greatest of relationships, but that doesn’t mean we don’t all secretly (or not so secretly) want our own robot dinos to cuddle, ride around on, and provide security. Paleontologists have decided that they’re going to try to build themselves anatomically correct and fully functional robot din... continue reading

Registrations Now Open for Robotix 2013

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For all the events of Robotix 2013, visit: www.robotix.in For registrations: - Visit Kshitij website: http://www.ktj.in/ - Register on the website by clicking ‘register’ in the top right corner of the home page. Fill in all the details. The following window will appear. Click on ‘sign in’ in the top right corne... continue reading

Remote-Controlled Underwater Explorer

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Ever wanted to play Jacques Cousteau and explore the briny depths? Well you may not have a full crew and a sweet ship like the Calypso, but now you can survey the seven seas (or the lake near your house), with the HydroView from Aquabotix. And not even get wet. An easy-to-use underwater vehicle that you control with an iPad, smartphone or lap... continue reading

Climbing Robot Tank Can Corner Like a Gecko

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This is not the first sticky-treaded robotank, but it’s the first one that can manage to go around corners and make that tricky transition from horizontal to vertical. The somewhat unfortunately named “Tailless Timing Belt Climbing Platform” (or TBCP-11) comes from Simon Frasier University way up there in Canada. It weighs 240 grams, and has n... continue reading

Cyberdyne's HAL to assist clean Fukushima

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The latest version of HAL(Hybrid assistive Limb) is displayed at the Japan Robot Week exhibition in Tokyo. The body suit manufactured by Cyberdyne, which is the brainchild of Yoshiyuki Sankai, can be used by the workers at the Fukushima plant. The plant which witnessed one of the worst nuclear disasters, is being cleaned up by workers wearing of... continue reading

Brilliant Little Jumping Robot Only Needs One Motor

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Jumping offers a way for very small robots to get over very large obstacles using a minimal amount of energy. It’s tricky, though, because while the first jump might be pretty easy, subsequent jumps depend on the ability of the robot to right itself, aim, and go again. That’s essentially three separate subsystems, but since you’re only ever us... continue reading

Tiny Robot Makes Big Jumps with Explosive Microrockets

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We’ve seen all kinds of crazy jumping robots, from humanoids to grasshoppers to soft and flexible spheres. But when you start making small robots, like _seriously _small robots (on the millimeter scale), you have to find new ways to get them to jump, and the Army Research Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Maryland to develop a co... continue reading

iRobot Developing Inflatable Robot Arms, Inflatable Robots

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DARPA has just approved for public release a video of this awesome project: a fully controllable robot arm that can be inflated and deflated like a balloon. The AIRarm is lightweight, inexpensive, and stows compactly. It’s inflated and deflated with an on-board pump, and uses actuators and strings to move its joints without embedded motors. W... continue reading

Annual Kolkata Workshop

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It’s time once again for the awesome, fun-filled and now famous Annual Kolkata Workshop organised by Technology Robotix Society. Like every time, this year’s workshop, is shaping up to be quite the show. Painstakingly made presentations are used to give the crowd a full introduction to the fundamentals of autonomous robotics and image processing... continue reading