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Demo of a Conversational Robot that Learns by Listening...

I have been working on this for the past few months, basically, its a conversational learning AI.  I've tried to figure out how to explain it...best to watch the video.  The logic based stuff is a few minutes into the video.

At the core of it, the bot learns concepts by listening to people and remembering what they say...

Does experimenting help learning you to build robots yourself?

Hi, I'm fairly new with Robotics. I've been interested in all kinds of Sciences for a long time. After I saw a Video on a Wewssite about a robotic Dragonfly and a robotic lizard that could walk aswell swim using it's tail, I decided to look for things online to get started on Robotics. 

So far I've only found tutorials, books and video with titles like: 'Learn how to build your first robot', 'Learn how to build a robot', 'Your first robot' etcetera.

This is my first experiment with artificial inteligence using a simple Doodle Bot with a RTC and SD card for extra memory. When I say artificial inteligence I am … Read more

Maus LearningBot - Family Challenge One (State Machine)


We have put together our learning robot and have switched out our Arduino stack consisting of the Arduinio, screw shield and arduino motor shield for one of Ro-Bot-X's Robot Builder's Rduino v2 boards.  Now that things are hooked up to the new board, we decided to go forth with a simple programming challenge.

The Challenge

Our first programming challenge is for each of us to program the robot to move foward towards a wall and try to stop the closest to the wall without knocking over the blocks used to create it.

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Hi! MAEP 2.0 is the second version of MAEP (please check it out if you haven't already). I won't go into all the details about things that are the same as the … Read more

How do you get to a level where you know how would you implement a certain bot idea in your mind?


I'm very new to robotics. I'd made a simple wired car a couple of years ago, but that's pretty much about it.


I see different people ask different questions on the forum about how they can do a specific thing they're thinking about doing and I just keep wondering how the people who answer those questions know it.


From Picaxe to Arduino

When I joined LMR I had just written my first picaxe program. After 16 months I have finally crossed over to Arduino. The biggest problem I found was that all the commands were not in one neat package like the picaxe manuals (Manual 2 in particular).

Another great idea that I didn't have

The Arduino Experimentation Kit (from oomlout) is a pretty damn slick thing. Usually I'm one of the shit talkers about Oomlout's stuff (they think a lot of their laser cut plastic). This thing isn't quite as pricey as I'd expect from them though. At 80 USD it _might_ actually be worth buying the kit instead of ordering parts from different places (and then paying multiple shipping charges).