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  update 7/12/11 At last got enough code together to get a painfully slow actively balancing crawl to work, but must be able to do better than this ? Servos … Read more

Emotions and Motivations as behaviour architecture

Hi all, a few days ago, I started designing the behaviour-based architecture for my robot Hurby. I thought to design it as a Subsumption architecture (see my previous blogs) in which different behaviours compete to be selected as dominant, and hence move Hurby accordingly.

What every robot builder needs to know about

It is probably safe to say that every member of LMR is interested in machines that interact with their environment.  Interacting with the environment means getting information from it to provide feedback to the machine.  In the  electronics and computer worlds, "information" means "signals."  And since most of our robots use digital signals, whether with discrete logic chips or some sort of computer, and our machines need to do some sort of processing on those signals, we all need to be familiar with Digital Signal Processing (DSP). One note before we go on.

    Is it possible to make a compass from something that was designed for something else and to do it inexpensively? We shall see!     Goal: To make a robot … Read more
I wasn't really gonna post this robot, but then I thought what the heck, it IS my 1st robot. Besides the next time one of you guys make a robot that isn't as … Read more