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Stupid robot trick I've never seen...

We recently had a spate of doodle bots entered as projects for various reasons, and we never have a shortage of line followers in the queue. I have never seen anyone attempt to make one follow the other. It would be amusing to me for about 39 seconds I think. Especially if the doodle to were programmed to draw its line in a random way and if there were multiple line followers-kind of like a row of ducklings. Video would be great with an electronica version of the "Bridge Over the River Kwai" march.

(This is a 2 am post. I bet I regret it when I wake up tomorrow.)
Hey don't laugh,at least this little buddy has managed to draw something !!! Here are three videos, the first one is the initial video,where the value of pwm … Read more
Details: The hardware of this robot is DoodleBot kit (by Dagu). I programmed it together with my friend to participate in the "Doodle Bot Art Challenge". The code … Read more
Hello I'm Kariloy and this is my entry for the Doodle Bot Art Competition. Read more

MAKE: Concerto for Robots

Engineer, Artist and Designer Ricardo Cid's singular vision is brought to life through a kinetic sculpture where geometric robotic forms dance to music with movement choreographed in computer code. Read more at MAKE...

Announcing the winners!! I appologise to everyone for taking so long. It was just an unfortunate combination of Chinese holidays and lots of work. This was tough to … Read more
Infrared diodes and detectors make things fun and magical. We are use to touching or flipping a switch to turn on lights. A simple transistor circuit with an … Read more

Artist, first time robot creator

Hi everyone. I'm an art student who's doing my instillation for my Advanced Drawing class on automated art and the creative power of robots. Needless to say I'm quite lost when it comes to the mechanics of it. I got ideas, but ideas don't mean shit if they're not backed up by knowledge. That's why I'm asking you guys for help, and hopefully I can take the advice and use it to make some really effective pieces.

 

Curiosity

I'm planning on creating a simple robot like "Gwunderer" By. NilsB I have already created the mechanism. When you go in front of it, the servo goes to 180 (up) and when you move farther than 50cm it goes back to 90 (center). This uses an Arduino. I used an Arduino Mega 1280.

UPDATE (6.9.12):

I uploaded a plan and photo of what it looks like.
It seems as though I cannot find my camera...

BUT here is the plan: 

Life imitates robots

They often say that robots imitate life but this video is a great example of life imitating a robot. Reminds me of the movie A.I.

Congrats to robotgoldfish for his robot 23:59.  He has chosen the Sumobot kit as a prize.   Thanks for everyone who particitaped.   If you wish to … Read more
I didn't really know where to put this..... The associated picture is what happens when you take a 10 minute time lapse shot of a SHR wondering about in the dark. … Read more

presentation anxiety

I used to work as a techy in theatre, and loved the part where a artist would come to us with a vision or idea, and we had to transform it into actual stuff. They would come in and say "and in the end she is eaten by a dragon" And we'd set about making an exitpoint on stage with lots of fake fangs and fire and smoke, a couple of lamps indicating dragon eyes and scary noises over the speakers.

Well, I've stopped doing that now, but picked up a hobby along the way: robots.

Robort art made from spare parts!

A flickR gallery of robots made of spare parts!

Quite funny and expressive!

Enjoy!

 

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny_meriel/sets/72157608595536634/

Large Solenoid Actuator driven Display

Hello, I am new to this site so I hope you won’t mind if I ask a few questions that I am sure are going to sound quite amateurish to most of you. 

I am an American living in Berlin working on a collaboration between two art research institutes here.  I have been given the task of putting together a proposal for a dynamic moving display. That will be featured next year as part of a conference on kinesthesia. 

Mini-Compo for ideas at Eggshell Robotics

Hi LMR!

 We started at Eggshell-Robotics a little compo to celebrate the first year of your robot-blog. We want you tosend us ideas/drawings/cakes (well, pictures of) or the like. For more details look at this post at LMR, or into accordng posting at Eggshell Robotics. In whatever you do, be sure to get inspired!

Mini-Compo at Eggshell Robotics

Hi LMR-people!

 We at Eggshell-robotics.com just passed our first birthday and we managed to make a "mini-competition". We want you to draw/animate/builb or whatever creative about something YOU love about robots. The winner will receive a free EggshellRobotics-T-Shirt. For all the rules, look here.