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Bio-inspired robots from cockroaches, TEDTalk by Robert Full.

Often we have witnessed that bio-inspired robots for decades. Here is one of the famous robots inspired by cockroaches, long-run survivors ever since.

Objectives are using the robots for rescue/surveillance instead of human in order for risky jobs. Although researchers have been claimed these aims quite long time (I guess more than a couple of decades), I couldn’t find actual useful cockroach robot platforms. (I saw not a cockroach robot but robot cockroach which embed a microprocessor its body)

Anyway enjoy the video and don’t miss the last part of it. It was quite funny. lol


The following video is about “How to build robot cockroach” and pretty creepy and disgusting .:).

If you don’t like this kind of video, simply skip this.


Swarmanoid Robot Teams Up with Itself to Steal Your Books


I don’t know what it is that Swarmanoid actually does with the books that it steals, but the robot (or, a piece of the robot) has been pilfering them since back in 2009. At least stealing books is better than stealing kids, which is what Swarmanoid’s predecessor did to keep itself busy. It’s tough to call Swarmanoid a robot (singular), since it’s made up of a swarm of dozens of separate robots, but it’s equally tough to think of it as separate robots, since the individual members of the swarm depend on each other so heavily.

Putting grammar aside, the Swarmanoid swarm consists of three discrete types of robots, all of which we’ve been introduced to before: Foot-Bots can grab onto other robots and move horizontally. Hand-Bots have manipulators and a freakin’ sweet magnetic grappling hook that lets them move vertically. And Eye-Bots can fly, perch on ceilings, and direct the movements of the Hand-Bots and Foot-Bots with their cameras.

We’ve been watching these swarm-bot modules evolve since 2007, and the following video (which won an award for best video at the 2011 Artificial Intelligence Conference last week) is the first that we’ve seen showing all of the bots seamlessly and autonomously cooperating to execute a task:

While trying to manage so many robots all at once may seem needlessly complicated, a swarm of robots has all kinds of advantages: swarms are adaptable, scalable, resilient, cost effective, and very efficient at any task that involves being in more than one place at once, like search and rescue (or search and steal). There are downsides, too, like having to recharge each and every one of these little guys, but with some epic amounts of cleverness by robotics researchers, robot swarms are getting to the point where they’re able to pretty much take care of themselves, and after that, the sky’s the limit.

Unless you have an Eye-bot, in which case it isn’t.



iPhone control… from ahnbk.com

Source from ahnbk.com

아이폰은 다양한 통신 매개체 및 센서 등을 가지고 있습니다. 이를 이용하여 많은 개발자들이 다양한 어플리케이션을 개발하고 있으며, 본 포스팅은 이에 대한 조사 자료를 정리하기 위하여 작성되었습니다. 아이폰은 기본적으로 멀티터치가 지원되는 터치인터페이스를 가지고 있으며, 이와 더불어 마그네틱 컴파스(나침반), 3축 가속도 센서, GPS, 카메라 등 센서들를 가지고 있습니다. 통신 매개체로서는 Bluetooth, Wifi, 3G 통신, 시리얼통신을 지원합니다.

(참고링크: http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3gs/high-technology.html, http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html)


또한 이를 활용할 수 있는 iPhone SDK를 제공함으로서 사용자가 쉽게 위 기능들에 접근하여 다양한 프로그램을 작성 가능하도록 합니다.  개발 환경은 MAC OSX Leopard Ver 10.5.3 이상, iPhone SDK이며 개발 IDE로서 XCode를 제공합니다. iPhone의 버전에 업그레이드 됨에 따라 SDK도 같이 버전업되어 제공됩니다.

다음은 iPhone을 활용한 다양한 예제들을 조사한 자료입니다. 너무나 다양한 어플리케이션이 존재하므로, 본 포스팅에는 로봇과 관련된 부분만 언급하도록 하였습니다.

■ iPhone Bluetooth Robot (Bagira) Control

RC카 제어기와 Bluetooth를 이용하여 제어한것으로 보임.

■ Humanoid Robot (KHR-2HV) with iPhone (iPod touch) Head

iPhone의 시리얼포트를 이용하여 KHR-2HV로봇을 직접 제어함.

■ RX-8 controlled from an iPod Touch

RX-8 내부에 설치한 제어보드와 iPod Touch와 Wifi로 연결하여 자동차 내부 상태 모니터링 및 제어 가능.

■ iDriver – iPhone remote controlled car

기존 제작된 Autonomous Car의 제어 인터페이스와 iPhone을 연결하여 차량 제어 예제.

■ Walky: Operating Method for a Bipedal Walking Robot through Natural Finger Gestures on iPhone

멀티터치기능을 활용 손가락 제스쳐를 입력받아 휴머노이드 로봇 보행 제어

■ iBot – a real iPhone robot made with Arduino

Arduino보드와 Wifi로 연결하여 소형 로봇 제어.

■ iPhone Robot Swarm

로봇과 Wifi로 연결. iPhone의 Accelerometer Sensor를 이용하여 제어.

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