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Brainstorming Transporter 1- Grid Mapping

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Arena Mapping Algorithm To Demonstrate my grid we will be showing this matrix which is representing the nodes of the 5 x 5 grid. “-” denotes that the arena at this node is unknown “M” denotes that the arena at this node is marked (to be checked) “1” denotes that the arena at this node is known and accessible “0” denotes that the arena at this ... continue reading

Line Follower without Microcontroller

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In this tutorial, we’ll make a simple line follower which follows a white line on a black surface or vice-versa using simple basic components. Things Required: 1. Sensor pairs (either LED-LDR or IR LED-Photodiode) (2) 1. 10k Ohm Potentiometers (4) 1. 1k Ohm resistors (4) 1. LM358N dual amplifier IC (1) 1. BC547 npn BJT (2) 1. B557 pnp BJT (2) 1... continue reading

Robotix Introductory Workshop'13

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As it does every year, Technology Robotix Society organised a grand introductory workshop for the enthusiastic freshmen of IIT Kharagpur who turned out in huge numbers, occupying every nook and cranny of Kalidas Auditorium to witness the magic of robotics. The workshop began with a look into the work done by the society all through the years.Th... continue reading

Naro-nanin educational robot fish

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A new breed of robot fish that is both relatively inexpensive and highly customizable is teaching students between the ages of 10 and 18 about technology and biology. It’s the latest in a line of biologically-inspired underwater robots developed within the naro (nautical robots) project at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), wh... continue reading

DARPA’s real-world Terminator, Atlas

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DARPA and Boston Dynamics, of BigDog, Petman, and Cheetah fame, have unveiled their most advanced humanoid robot yet: Atlas. At 6’2? (188cm) and 330lbs (150kg), Atlas is incredibly imposing; with 28 hydraulically actuated joints, LIDAR and stereo vision, a beefy on-board computer, and some of the most advanced robotic limbs ever conceived, Atlas... continue reading

Giant Swarms of Wi-Fi Robots

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It’s a scenario straight out a sci-fi B-movie: giant self-organized robotic swarms bearing Internet access, setting up pop-up wi-fi networks during a natural disaster. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed such a technology, using flying robots that could swarm over an area and provide Internet access to disaster... continue reading

X1 Robotic Exoskeleton

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NASA’s Ironman-Like Exoskeleton Could Give Astronauts, Paraplegics Improved Mobility and Strength. Marvel Comic’s fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton can’t do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA’s R... continue reading

The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

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Alan Lovejoy wrote, “A device like this could be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera, microphone. It could land on you and then use its needle to take a DNA sample with the pain of a mosquito bite. Or it could inject a micro RFID tracking device under your skin.” While DNA-sucking, RFID-chip-injecting mosquito drones... continue reading

Ecozen's Micro Cold Storage

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Ecozen Solutions is a start up of IIT Kharagpur graduates focused at providing energy and environment solutions to businesses in India. It was started in Sep ‘09 with a motive to create awareness against poor energy management practices, to drive sustainability in the burgeoning Indian market, and elevate the Indian industry to the standards and... continue reading

Earl -The World's First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

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Out in the wilderness, there are few places to charge electronic devices. Those who are looking to slim down their packs and consolidate their GPS, maps, books, and radios into one rugged machine may want to check out Earl, the world’s first backcountry survival tablet. Solar powered and able to withstand dust, mud, and shock, this hearty compa... continue reading