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Swarm Robot build

Hey LMRians!

It's been quite a long time that I haven't been here (mostly due to being in the second last year of school and other projects). Recentlly I got interested in robotics again and I came up with the idea of building swarm robots (just a little group of maybe 10 bots, not 40+ that the universities use).

Here I want to describe my thought process a little and then ask some questions.

So my first goal is to make it relatively small, something of the size like the robots seen in this excellent video by the University of Sheffield (see embedded video below).

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Here is my new post to document the details of my plans.  I'll update my progress in implementing them here as noteworthy milestones are reached.  My goals with … Read more

Robotic Bee Colony

 

I was out for the weekend and it seems there was a lot of talk on this subject. It happened that I had one of my bee hives swarm and I had trouble retrieving it. However, this gave me a thought of changing the theme a bit: Robotic Bee Colony. 

Ant Bots and Spyder Bots--My Version of Swarm Robots on LMR

Just browsing through LMR, I found that many people are interested in the concept of making swarm bots (the most prominent being Lumi and his team, Aaronsuper1 and warnew). After a short discussion with each of the 3 I mention via shoutbox, I decided that swarm bot is going to be my second project.

Swarm Robots - Brainstorming (Football robots)

This will be a note for my just started team project "Swarm Robots".

This project will take place in our hackerspace Shanghai "Xinchejian". it will be a team project where every member can join and contribute his/her skills, ideas etc.

In this blog I will ask questions and write down solutions, ideas, goals and everything else what is related to that project.

So far that's the initial idea:

Swarmanoid

Awesome!

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This is my first project that hasnt been a kit, and i wanted to do it from scratch. its not quite a sarm in the sense that ive only built one robot, and that it … Read more

Mini Robotic Ant Farm

I have started the build of the first Drone prototype for my little ant farm project. I plan on building around 4 Drones and a Builder.

 


1. The Drones:

Chassis:

The Drones will be as simple as possible, using TH components, as is hard to prototype with SMD. A double sided, plated holes prototyping board will be used as the chassis. The board is 38mm x 38mm and it can get smaller only if I use a smaller battery.

Power:

Cheap and small swarmbots

So. I'm finally building swarmbots. My goal is to have bot that is small (should be 25mm x 25mm, will be ~30mmx30mm) and cheap (less than 50$ per one. even when building only one).

 

 

Tiny swarm robots

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Is this cool or what?

Just had to share it :)

Swarm AI beginnings (XMOS Competition)

Last Update: 13/10/09 XK1 first look pictures.

My XK1 arrived this morning via Japan post. Being so close to Hong Kong I might be the first :P But they were sent out on the 9th so those people waiting on one should go check your post box!

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Miniature Swarm Bots - Prototype

Cool, miniature bots. These are prototypes, but they show how they want them to be eventually.