Robotic fish uses three servos to swim

Robotic fish uses three servos to swim
  Amnon built this robotic fish. The three servos along with some distance sensors for obstacle avoidance are all controlled by a PIC 16F877A microcontroller. [Amnon] tried out three different waterproofing methods; coating the device in varnish, dipping it in hot glue, and dipping it in epoxy. The first two resulted in water damage to the ...

Robots Arms Moving around Fanta Cans

Robots Arms Moving around Fanta Cans
The video might be a little pointless, but it demonstrates how good the robot arms are working together. That is a real time demonstration of the accuracy and speed the ABB robots achieve. We were surprised, even shocked, when we clicked play. We don’t know who came up with this idea, but we want those robots, ...

Football Robot – University Bergakademie

Football Robot - University Bergakademie
[Erik] and [Heni] have been using soccer as a way to improve code development techniques in robotics. They are using a teaching method they call Kinesthetic Bootstrapping to program the motions of the Bioloid robotic platform. The football robots receive commands from a computer via zig-bee with Nintendo Wii remotes as the user interface. That’s all fine ...

The Robotic Blimp – Skittles

The Robotic Blimp - Skittles
  Funky Shiitake Mushrooms, a high school design team from Fremont, CA, have created a low cost airship they call Skittles the Second. Skittles is a remote control robotic blimp, complete with 4 reversible propellers, wireless video, and 2.4 a GHz remote control. For the future, the group plans to give the ship autonomous capabilities, in order ...

PETMAN Prototype – BigDog’s bipedal brother

PETMAN Prototype - BigDog’s bipedal brother
Boston Dynamics created a creepy biped with a natural gait. The Biped robot that balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion. It is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and control. It may look very similar to BigDog, because it really is almost the same system. Named PETMAN, this biped system is ...

Build a puppet robot with one servo

Building a robot with one servo is not as easy as you might think, especially if you want the robot to actually do something meaningful, like mimic human behavior. But [Guilherme Martins] rose to a challenge to build a robot with a single servo. His robot is a puppet controller, in real time, it will move ...