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Lunar Rover

Hi all,

Just want to share some videos of a moon rover study I am doing for the Google Lunar X Prize. No time now to submit a robot project entry, the rover is quite complex, maybe later. I'll add videos here as they come along. Thanks for watching.


Listens and speaks, moves its hand and animated head
Using a
Herr Mimik is a table robot which consists of a single 5DOF robot hand and an animated head. So far I've built the hand and parts of the head. The hand is also used … Read more

High speed robot hand

High speed robot hand:

The most advanced amateur humanoid robot project


This is the MAAHR project. MAAHR stands for Most Advanced Amateur Humanoid Robot. The goal is to design, build and program a robot which is similar sophisticated as ASIMO. The project is completely open source, everybody can participate. I'll sponsor MAAHR with 15000USD for hard-, software and logistic.

MAAHR's specifications so far:

moves according spoken commands and comment it
Using a
*** Update April 17, 2011 *** Speak2Me is able to water a flower just controlled by spoken comments (see first video)! *** Update April 16, 2011 *** Read more
Improves servos for robotics
Most servos are still made for radio controlled models not for building robots. If you want to mount servos in a different way, you need to buy or build brackets … Read more
Pick small things up and put them down
Using a
I had this idea after I studied a tulip on my roof garden. In the morning the blossom opened, in the evening the blossom closed. If I forgot to water it, it let its … Read more
Listen to spoken commands or EMG and move accordingly
Using a
Construction of the arm The arm is made from 2mm ABS sheet. This material is very easy to cut with a carpet knife, can be very well glued with superglue and be … Read more
roams around on rough terrain and avoids objects or overcomes them
Using a
tǎnkè is the Chinese word for tank. Ordered this 1/16 scale model of the German tank Tiger with metal gear motors and metal tracks at taobao and started to build … Read more


tǎnkè is the Chinese word for tank. I've ordered this monster at taobao and today it arrived. I am looking forward to dismantle and hack it.

The inisde construction is quite interesting. There is a module called Multi Function Unit, which contains several motor drivers, sound effect, etc. The Multi Function Unit is controlled by just one wire, conntected to the RX, probably some kind of PWM.