Building a Robot That Creates Art

Building a Robot That Creates Art
  Do only humans create art? Can art be made by something that is not alive, like a robot? What is interesting about the Vangobot™ is that it is not a copy machine; it actually paints pictures with brushes and paint, and in a distinct, unique style— just like a human artist. The Vangobot™ can change ...

ODRi – Omni-Directional Research Platform

ODRi - Omni-Directional Research Platform
This interesting project was created by Tal Avivi and Shachar Geiger to test the feeling of omni-directional driving using various control techniques. The creators were given the task of designing a 1-person electrical urban vehicle. There’s a video of it embedded above. It can be driven using three different input styles: an accelerometer joystick, a traditional gamepad, ...

The Stair Climber Robot

The Stair Climber Robot
Stairs are one of the most commonly faced mobility challenges for a robot. [ArduinoSmo] came up with a very innovative design. The robot receives four strong (12kg/cm) servos modiefied for continuos rotation and one Sharp IR and probably two bumper switches. This robot’s design eliminates the need for a complex drive train or computer, and instead uses ...

50-Foot Robot Trucks work in Dangerous Mines For Humans

50-Foot Robot Trucks work in Dangerous Mines For Humans
Using advanced GPS navigation systems and obstacle avoidance sensors, a team of robotic trucks is used in several Australian mines for autonomous operations. This Autonomous Hauling System, in use by the British-Australian metals and mining company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, is a series of robotic trucks that load, haul, and dump ore and waste rock at ...

Whiskers Detection Robot – Scratchbot

Whiskers Detection Robot - Scratchbot
Scratchbot is a rescue bot, explores places with low visibility. It’s defining feature is the fact that it uses “whiskers” to detect things. We feel like this is a little gimmicky. If it is a low visibility situation, wouldn’t IR or audio, possibly sonar be a more effective? How would it differentiate between different physical ...

RC Nerf Gun Tank Robot

RC Nerf Gun Tank Robot
This is a nurf gun tank robot built by [Travis7s]. Most of the parts used in this project are from other fighting robot of his. It might seem like a complex project but anyone with basic handy-person skills and willing to do the research could build a similar machine. Featuring Radio controls, a web cam, laser ...