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LMR in Google

I am replying to the message Frits posted on the start page.

I did a qick check about the google presence and there is no sign of disappearance. I am sure it just had a small hickup due the website changing (owner) and/or registration.

As we all want LMR to be the #1 I am also putting links whereever I see fit. Please do the same but do not spam other forums, just place the link where you think it's appropriate.

 

The commercial forces driving robotic development

I'm sure you've heard the news.  Or seen the video.

The future of robotics is the mailman.

Wired had this article on the subject, and Amazon trolled Charlie Rose into presenting their delivery drone as the real thing.

It amazes me how many people don't know how to use Google

I've been noticing the regular "help me plz I don't know how to google" posts lately, and I find them really sad. I propose that we add a banner on the side of the post new forum topic page so that people think twice before ignoring google. Maybe a banner that says "Are you sure you've done your homework before asking? Check google before asking us to help you out.

What do you think: do search engines do only good or do they limit, too?

 

I'm putting this before you because if you're reading this, chances are you're brilliant and well-qualified to add insight to my thinking about this matter.  For reasons that will become apparent shortly, I was going to request that only older LMR members contribute to this thread-but as CtC recently pointed out we have some very intelligent and able younger contributors, so it be behooves me to ask for everyone to mull this one over and put it out there.

 

Nascar / Google - Autonomous racing.

Google have developed an autonomous vehicle for Nascar racing - Click "I'm steering lucky" on the Google search page or go to  : http://www.nascar.com/video/none/none/120331/cup-mar-google/

(And remember the date #;¬)

Allow just about any sketchup model to be animated within a real time physics engine
I have seen that many users on LMR use google's free sketchup design software to get a rough overview of the appearance of the complete robot. Did you know though … Read more

the search box

I'm sure someone has thought of this before, but it would be really silly if nobody had:

We're really looking forward to LMR II, but it's a shame the search box is still not gonna work. Have you considered using Google as search box? http://www.google.com/cse/?v They have all the info you need on their pages, and it's free. But you need a Google account.

I've seen it used on a load of pages, you end up with a small Google logo inside your search box, and the result page looks like a normal Google page, but only has hits from your own site and your own logo on top.

Using Google search for LMR

Since we've been getting inconsistent results from the LMR search engine, I've taken to using Google search, and specifying the site.

In case you don't know how to do this, just go to Google and search for:

site:letsmakerobots.com <whatever you are looking for>

For example, if you want to find all references to Mr Basic, you type:

site:letsmakerobots.com "Mr Basic"