ROBOtic'08 Saturday 29th November 2008 Birmingham uk

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ROBOtic'08 Saturday 29th November 2008 Birmingham uk

Post by Sonic » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:27 pm

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Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:27 pm

ROBOtic'08
Saturday 29th November 2008
10:00 - 16:00
Technology Innovation Centre
Millennium Point
Birmingham B4 7XG

http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/index.asp

Thought I would get the ball rolling as It's still quite a while off. As these competitions seem to be getting tougher every year and I'm sure alot of people will be interested in the new free style competition.

NEW FREESTYLE competition for anything robotic - prizes for innovation, design and build quality 8)
ROBOtic'08
Saturday 29th November 2008
10:00 - 16:00
Technology Innovation Centre
Millennium Point
Birmingham B4 7XG

http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/index.asp

Thought I would get the ball rolling as It's still quite a while off. As these competitions seem to be getting tougher every year and I'm sure alot of people will be interested in the new free style competition.

NEW FREESTYLE competition for anything robotic - prizes for innovation, design and build quality 8)
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Post by NovaOne » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:43 pm

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:43 pm

NEW FREESTYLE competition for anything robotic - prizes for innovation, design and build quality

Excellent idea Sonic! Are you going to be the judge?

I will definitely be taking Pedro up on his offer:
the november competition is coming up. If you are really feeling like participating please drop us (robosavvy) a line on the parts/kits you need for the competition and we would be very happy to offer you a discount.
in exchange we only ask your robot to proudly carry a robosavvy sticker Very Happy
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Based on Sonic's concept I will be the making medals for this November's Humanoid Event..my one design criterion is that they will be useful to anyone interested in robots..... :?: :lol:

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Sorry Robo1 they may not be a classy as you bottles of wine :wink:
NEW FREESTYLE competition for anything robotic - prizes for innovation, design and build quality

Excellent idea Sonic! Are you going to be the judge?

I will definitely be taking Pedro up on his offer:
the november competition is coming up. If you are really feeling like participating please drop us (robosavvy) a line on the parts/kits you need for the competition and we would be very happy to offer you a discount.
in exchange we only ask your robot to proudly carry a robosavvy sticker Very Happy
cheers
pedro.


Based on Sonic's concept I will be the making medals for this November's Humanoid Event..my one design criterion is that they will be useful to anyone interested in robots..... :?: :lol:

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Sorry Robo1 they may not be a classy as you bottles of wine :wink:
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Post by Sonic » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:15 pm

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:15 pm

The free style wasn't exactly my idea, however I will be donating a couple of prizes for the event.

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I will also be taking up Pedros offer but will be waiting for the full RoboBuilder comnbat suit to be released.
The free style wasn't exactly my idea, however I will be donating a couple of prizes for the event.

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I will also be taking up Pedros offer but will be waiting for the full RoboBuilder comnbat suit to be released.
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Post by NovaOne » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:41 pm

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waiting for the full RoboBuilder combat suit to be released.


Me too......this means WAR !!#@%^$ :twisted:
waiting for the full RoboBuilder combat suit to be released.


Me too......this means WAR !!#@%^$ :twisted:
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Post by StuartL » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:50 am

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What's the current attendance estimate here? We've made no (robot) progress in the six months but if there's going to be a good number of people there we may make the effort.
What's the current attendance estimate here? We've made no (robot) progress in the six months but if there's going to be a good number of people there we may make the effort.
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Post by BillB » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:55 pm

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Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:55 pm

Stuart,

Partially inspired by Random Matt's Quad at the last Birmingham meet my Bioloid Humanoid robot is no more. I have cannibalised it for parts for an AX12 driven hexapod. It is a bit of a beast, and makes good use of the AX12 power and speed.

I have got the Inverse Kinematics sorted and have a few omni-directional gaits(well marches at least) just about working. Now I need to get my head around how what is the most elegant way to will walk the stairs with six legs.

Perhaps, I have been working with Humanoid Robots for too long - but I am finding the Hexapod much more fun (it does not always fall over) and rewarding (not perpetually compensating for momentum) than Humanoids.

Has Random Matt made any strides (pun intended) with his Quad Robot?
Stuart,

Partially inspired by Random Matt's Quad at the last Birmingham meet my Bioloid Humanoid robot is no more. I have cannibalised it for parts for an AX12 driven hexapod. It is a bit of a beast, and makes good use of the AX12 power and speed.

I have got the Inverse Kinematics sorted and have a few omni-directional gaits(well marches at least) just about working. Now I need to get my head around how what is the most elegant way to will walk the stairs with six legs.

Perhaps, I have been working with Humanoid Robots for too long - but I am finding the Hexapod much more fun (it does not always fall over) and rewarding (not perpetually compensating for momentum) than Humanoids.

Has Random Matt made any strides (pun intended) with his Quad Robot?
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Post by NovaOne » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:02 pm

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Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:02 pm

Bill, Sounds facinating, even if you don't get it stair climbing in time please bring it along. I will bring a notepad.....any chance of giving an IK lecture...continuing on from where Stuart left off? :)

Stuart, I wouldn't worry about not having progressed much since the last meeting its always nice to see what other people are upto, and chat about plans and possibilities......I haven't had much time either...infact my RN may not be operational as I currently have no controller.....(I will bring the steps in any case)

Hope to see Sonic, I-Bot and Robo1 again? Oh and Random Matt.
Bill, Sounds facinating, even if you don't get it stair climbing in time please bring it along. I will bring a notepad.....any chance of giving an IK lecture...continuing on from where Stuart left off? :)

Stuart, I wouldn't worry about not having progressed much since the last meeting its always nice to see what other people are upto, and chat about plans and possibilities......I haven't had much time either...infact my RN may not be operational as I currently have no controller.....(I will bring the steps in any case)

Hope to see Sonic, I-Bot and Robo1 again? Oh and Random Matt.
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Post by StuartL » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:06 am

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Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:06 am

BillB wrote:Has Random Matt made any strides (pun intended) with his Quad Robot?


1) Servo firmware improved, meaning no whining and better curves.

2) It's now Playstation wireless controller controlled :)

We're desperately trying to get the prototypes for the production PSX controller ready for the end of November. Watch this space!
BillB wrote:Has Random Matt made any strides (pun intended) with his Quad Robot?


1) Servo firmware improved, meaning no whining and better curves.

2) It's now Playstation wireless controller controlled :)

We're desperately trying to get the prototypes for the production PSX controller ready for the end of November. Watch this space!
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Post by Orac » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:59 pm

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:59 pm

I will be there again, should have found time to mend the Manoi's shoulder and perfect a stair-climbing move.
I will be there again, should have found time to mend the Manoi's shoulder and perfect a stair-climbing move.
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Post by NovaOne » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:48 pm

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Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:48 pm

Medals ready.....
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They are more than just static "Bling", since they are PIC 16F627 (PICAXE18) based boards that could be used for simple debugging or as a sensor inteface etc. (ie Tx/Rx over a few of the 4 spare inputs)

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i-Bot, sorry about the "Bling" :?
Sonic and Orac I haven't forgotten our projects....
Medals ready.....
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They are more than just static "Bling", since they are PIC 16F627 (PICAXE18) based boards that could be used for simple debugging or as a sensor inteface etc. (ie Tx/Rx over a few of the 4 spare inputs)

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Sonic and Orac I haven't forgotten our projects....
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Your humanoid talking to Celebrities!!

Post by limor » Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:03 pm

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Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:03 pm

Here's an opportunity to get involved in an interesting robotics project involving your humanoid robot!

The producers of a the popular celebrity awards ceremony is looking for a humanoid robot to interact with celebrities backstage.

They want a humanoid with a camera and speaker. I suggested that the humanoid will be sitting inside a remote-controled car and move around the back-stage and once reaching the celebrity, it will get on its feet (maybe step off the car) and then do an interview.

This will take place in February but lots of preparations need to take place beforehand.

Having fun, hanging out with celebrities and getting paid for it :idea:

Anyone interested please drop me an email.
Here's an opportunity to get involved in an interesting robotics project involving your humanoid robot!

The producers of a the popular celebrity awards ceremony is looking for a humanoid robot to interact with celebrities backstage.

They want a humanoid with a camera and speaker. I suggested that the humanoid will be sitting inside a remote-controled car and move around the back-stage and once reaching the celebrity, it will get on its feet (maybe step off the car) and then do an interview.

This will take place in February but lots of preparations need to take place beforehand.

Having fun, hanging out with celebrities and getting paid for it :idea:

Anyone interested please drop me an email.
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Post by limor » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:59 pm

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Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:59 pm

We had a few pre-Christmas robot buyers who were interested in seeing the humanoids.

We told them the best way to learn is to go to the Birmingham event and talk to the experts.
We had a few pre-Christmas robot buyers who were interested in seeing the humanoids.

We told them the best way to learn is to go to the Birmingham event and talk to the experts.
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Post by StuartL » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:02 pm

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:02 pm

limor wrote:We told them the best way to learn is to go to the Birmingham event and talk to the experts.


Are there experts going along too? :)
limor wrote:We told them the best way to learn is to go to the Birmingham event and talk to the experts.


Are there experts going along too? :)
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Post by Orac » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:42 pm

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:42 pm

Hehe, looks like I may need to bring the football table again :)
Hehe, looks like I may need to bring the football table again :)
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Post by StuartL » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:37 pm

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:37 pm

We're going to have the PS2 controlled quad and I'll put the humanoid in the box but it's got no more party tricks than before. The humanoid will stay put away unless people have specific questions.

The radio controlled quadruped is a bit of fun, though.
We're going to have the PS2 controlled quad and I'll put the humanoid in the box but it's got no more party tricks than before. The humanoid will stay put away unless people have specific questions.

The radio controlled quadruped is a bit of fun, though.
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