Robonova discontinued??

Hitec robotics including ROBONOVA humanoid, HSR-8498HB servos, MR C-3024 Controllers and RoboBasic
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Robonova discontinued??

Post by haratron » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:19 pm

Post by haratron
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:19 pm

Hello, I'm new to the forum and robotics in general. I'm coming from computer science background.

I want to get a biped robot and as I was settling finally to the Robonova, I read somewhere that Hitec has discontinued the product.

Is that true?

You can read about it here (September 2010):
http://www.mytrackwork.com/Why-Choose-an-RN-1.ashx
Hello, I'm new to the forum and robotics in general. I'm coming from computer science background.

I want to get a biped robot and as I was settling finally to the Robonova, I read somewhere that Hitec has discontinued the product.

Is that true?

You can read about it here (September 2010):
http://www.mytrackwork.com/Why-Choose-an-RN-1.ashx
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Post by PaulL » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:50 am

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Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:50 am

Wow, uh- that's my site!! :)

Welcome aboard! My educational background is in electronics and computers, and I write software for a living.

As to how true my statement is, all I can say is give Hitec a call and ask them yourself, that's what I did. I called their office in the United States.

They did say that at the time, they had no plans to stop manufacturing their robotic servos, but admitted that sales were the reason they didn't have full servo rebuild kits for the HSR-5498's. They have a part number for the rebuild kits on their website, but none of these were ever offered.

I'm biased, I love my RN-1. :) With their popularity waining, you can on occasion score a good deal on Ebay, but it's Ebay, and sometimes things aren't perfect.

It all depends on what you want. For me, the Roboard is the key element, the brains - the rest of the 'bot is a hardware platform for the Roboard. If you're going to compete in battles, servos are the key element. For any robot of this type, the cost is largely in the pile of servos you get, so keep that in mind.

Take Care,
Paul
Wow, uh- that's my site!! :)

Welcome aboard! My educational background is in electronics and computers, and I write software for a living.

As to how true my statement is, all I can say is give Hitec a call and ask them yourself, that's what I did. I called their office in the United States.

They did say that at the time, they had no plans to stop manufacturing their robotic servos, but admitted that sales were the reason they didn't have full servo rebuild kits for the HSR-5498's. They have a part number for the rebuild kits on their website, but none of these were ever offered.

I'm biased, I love my RN-1. :) With their popularity waining, you can on occasion score a good deal on Ebay, but it's Ebay, and sometimes things aren't perfect.

It all depends on what you want. For me, the Roboard is the key element, the brains - the rest of the 'bot is a hardware platform for the Roboard. If you're going to compete in battles, servos are the key element. For any robot of this type, the cost is largely in the pile of servos you get, so keep that in mind.

Take Care,
Paul
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Sorry IT IS

Post by xSVxSHaDOwZ » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:03 pm

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Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:03 pm

Just plain and simple the RVN-1 is no longer with us and we will miss it. SORRY TO TELL YOU
Just plain and simple the RVN-1 is no longer with us and we will miss it. SORRY TO TELL YOU
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Post by wintermute » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:31 am

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:31 am

RN1AsOf091407 wrote:Wow, uh- that's my site!! :)


I really wish your site would allow comments from your readers. Your notions and observations about the application of artificial intelligence to robotics are insightful and thought-provoking; it's a shame you don't allow the exchange of ideas. Will you at least think about it?
RN1AsOf091407 wrote:Wow, uh- that's my site!! :)


I really wish your site would allow comments from your readers. Your notions and observations about the application of artificial intelligence to robotics are insightful and thought-provoking; it's a shame you don't allow the exchange of ideas. Will you at least think about it?
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AI Blog...

Post by PaulL » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:30 am

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Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:30 am

Well, I started a blog site today at blogspot regarding AI:

http://www.aitheory.blogspot.com

I'm going to keep stuff up on my site space for now, but may change the Wiki out in the future...

Take Care,
Paul
Well, I started a blog site today at blogspot regarding AI:

http://www.aitheory.blogspot.com

I'm going to keep stuff up on my site space for now, but may change the Wiki out in the future...

Take Care,
Paul
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