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XMOS

Iphone controlled XMOS powered UGV robot!

Another XMOS robot I have found, made by people at University of Denver.

Demonstration of XMOS real-time ability. This test is running 8 independent tasks: gps task, ultra-sonic task, compass task, wifi receive task, wifi transmit task, pwm output task, behavior task, status led task:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUYIEC_V984

 

Control of a ground vehicle via XMOS microprocessor and iPhone through wifi:

XMOS based XC1 robot which tracks your hand

Just happened to find this on youtube. Is not by me, but is a cute video none the less so I thought I would share it:

Cute little XMOS XC1 robot

Woohoo, more bot work done

A little more done, well, another phase started anyway, on my XMOS challenge bot(s).

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From the bottom up, an ATMega168 @ 8MHz (with lilypad bootloader), a 74LS14 to put the schmitt trigger thingies on the wheel encoders, and a SN754410 H-Bridge to actually run the motors. Top-right is the KA378R05 3A LDO regulator.

Now to see if it actually works.

 

Xmos XK-1pin location observation

Heya LMR Folks.

 I wanted to post this out of concern for the people working with the XK-1 and the actual pin layout vs the hardware manual  pin layout so as to avoid confusion and potential damage to the board if you plan to use the power pins(or any of the pins like the rx/tx pins) related to the jtag ports.

The issue is related to the pin 1 location on the board vs the location specified in the HW manual.

xmos progess anyone?

Calculon recieved a note from his lovely postman indicating that he will get it on monday. :)

From what he's been able to read, he gets the impression that almost all mechanics/electronics (motor control, LED control, adc, sensor-type switches, and so on) must be handled by other ICs that communicate to/from the xmos board with serial ...

Is that right, or is there something he doesn't understand yet?

..:: XMOS Challenge - XK-1 ::..

Hey Everyone,

     Unfortunately I will not be uploading images or videos to this site nor will I be posting blog entries... Due simply cause I have my own web space that has been left abandoned for a long time and I feel it’s time to make use of it.

Question for you 3.3v proc users

Heya fellow lmr folks.

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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LMR Bot Communication Protocol*

My xmos project proposal included (rather, was refined to include) a communications library to make it easier for the robots to share map data. Then BOA mentioned a communication protocol to allow different peoples' robots to communicate as well. That is a pretty damn good idea, so here's a forum topic to discuss and finalize said protocol.

XMOS Challenge : ONR robot beginnings

Description of the ONR (maybe a real name TBA)

This robot is to navigate outdoors from point to point, possibly going through a series of predetermined points. Point location can be marked by traffic cones, GPS coordinates, or other orienteering markers as detailed in various contests like Robomagellan or the DPRG outdoor contests.  Requirements include finding and recognizing the point, as well as negotiating any obstacles between points, and maintaining a remote stop.

Act as a virtual person remotely, allowing a person on the Web to interact with others in an unstructured environment
Using a
This is a Telepresence robot, it is intended to be connected to the Intenet (Wifi) and allow a remote person to interact with the (remote) environment. Whilst not … Read more

Would anyone be interested in an XMOS challenge?

UPDATE: If you have a YouTube account or use YouTube, add/view our "MyXMOS" channel for latest videos and XMOS news!

 

UPDATE:

The 9.9 version of the XMOS Development Tools is now available: