The five elements of cloud robotics http://bit.ly/1lfcFNe Robots With Their Heads in the Clouds
The five elements of cloud robotics
Robots haven’t yet lived up to their potential, but they’re about to benefit enormously from the Cloud. In this talk I’ll describe how a new generation of robots can use wireless networking, big data, machine learning, open-source, and the Internet of Things to improve how they assist us in tasks from driving to housekeeping to surgery.
Robots-R-US - Supplies and components in Singapore http://www.robot-r-us.com/ Robots-R-US - Supplies and components in Singapore
We at ROBOT R US believe that robots will the next big technological leap after the creation of the personal computer. With this believe in mind, we want to provide a wide range of robotic education and products to schools and robot-centric individuals to prepare for this exciting future.
GoGo Board http://www.gogoboard.org/ GoGo Board: Science and Robotics for the Inventive Mind
The GoGo board is a programmable device that is designed for sensor-based and control projects. It is suited for building robots, data loggers, and devices for human-computer interaction. Its functionality is inspired by the MIT Cricket and many other programmable devices such as the the Lego Mindstorms, the IRX board, and Basic Stamps.
The main goal of the GoGo Board project is to create an open-source platform that is designed to be low-cost and allow for local assembly by those who are interested.
We choose human scale parts that can be assembled with out special soldering equipment. The parts are carefully selected so that they are widely available in many countries.
So far, the GoGo Board has been locally built in the USA, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, China, and many other developing countries. The cost of the board is kept to a minimum.
The Arduino Robot http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Robot The Arduino Robot is the first official Arduino on wheels. The robot has two processors, one on each of its two boards. The Motor Board controls the motors, and the Control Board reads sensors and decides how to operate.
Each of the boards is a full Arduino board programmable using the Arduino IDE.
Both Motor and Control boards are microcontroller boards based on the ATmega32u4 (datasheet). The Robot has many of its pins mapped to on-board sensors and actuators.
Programming the robot is similar to the process with the Arduino Leonardo. Both processors have built-in USB communication, eliminating the need for a secondary processor.
This allows the Robot to appear to a connected computer as a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port.
As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software and documentation – is freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it's made and use its design as the starting point for your own robots.
The Arduino Robot is the result of the collective effort from an international team looking at how science can be made fun to learn. Arduino is now on wheels, come ride with us!
How Building Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations http://youtu.be/bL-SrNJ0ZPg Making robots inspires such passion in high school seniors Violet and Kjersti that they've begun mentoring younger robotics teams to teach STEM skills -- and save their school's robotics program.
Part of the Is School Enough Series
The African Robotics Network (AFRON) http://robotics-africa.org/ The African Robotics Network (AFRON)
The African Robotics Network (AFRON) is a community of institutions, organizations and individuals engaged in robotics in Africa. AFRON seeks to promote communication and collaborations that will enhance robotics-related education, research, and industry on the continent.
Sphero, the Robot Ball http://www.gosphero.com/ Sphero, the Robot Ball You Control With Your Smartphone
Drive Sphero anywhere with your iPhone, iPod, Android, or tablet.
Sphero is super durable: pet proof and waterproof.
With over 20 free apps, there are tons of ways to play! Sphero in the Classroom
Turn Raspberry Pi into a Lego robot http://www.cnet.com.au/turn-raspberry-pi-into-a-lego-robot-339344287.htm Turn Raspberry Pi into a Lego robot
Move over, Mindstorms NXT; a Kickstarter campaign is gearing up to provide Raspberry Pi-powered Lego robotics.
We love Lego, and we love robots — so a Lego robot powered by the Raspberry Pi processor designed to both teach basic programming and to bring robotics to the Raspberry Pi strikes us as a stellar idea.
Harvard Microrobotics Lab http://micro.seas.harvard.edu/ Harvard Microrobotics Lab
Our research focuses on design, fabrication, control, and analysis of biologically-inspired microrobots and soft robots.
Anybots: Robotic Teleconferencing on Wheels http://mashable.com/2010/05/19/anybots-qb-bot-telepresence Anybots: Robotic Teleconferencing on Wheels
Silicon Valley startup Anybots sees robots in the future of your workplace. It’s debuting a two-wheeled mobile robot named “QB” that is equipped with a camera and interactive touch display in an effort to one-up the concept of static teleconferencing.
Learn About Robots http://www.learnaboutrobots.com/ Learn About Robots
Rich's Robot Musings
This is a place where you can learn about robots and robotics engineering. If you are interested in robotics and are old enough to read, you should enjoy the information on this site. In most cases I give just a small description of each individual robot or application.
I encourage you to conduct your own research on any robots you find interesting. The internet is usually a good place to start for that. If you are not a big fan of geometry or trigonometry you will probably find the material on kinematics tedious.
IncrediBots http://incredibots.com/ IncrediBots
Hey there! Get ready for all sorts of wacky, physical fun - okay, more mental than physical, but there are physics involved - from the comforts of your computer chair!
This is IncrediBots, and you'll be building, guiding, jumping, and doing all sorts of wonderful things with your very own robots, spawned from the depths of your creativity, in a wide-open, physics-based playground!
Intel: Robo-butlers within 10 years (May 2008) http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/193884/intel-robobutlers-within-10-years.html Intel: Robo-butlers within 10 years (May 2008)
Robo-butlers are just a decade away, according to Intel researchers - but they've got to work out a bit of mug-dropping clumsiness first.
The technology was demonstrated at Intel's robotics research labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, with the aim of showing its potential, and limitations.
Industrial Robot Movies http://www.robots.com/movies.php Watch industrial robots performing a variety common and unique tasks.
This site features videos of Motoman, Fanuc, Panasonic, etc. robotic systems welding, cutting, performing material handling tasks and more.
A Step Toward Robo-Science http://tinyurl.com/cqqnrj A Step Toward Robo-Science
Robots capable of making simple scientific discoveries could transform drug testing.
Introduction to Robotics http://www.academicearth.org/courses/introduction-to-robotics Introduction to Robotics .. course .. videos of lectures
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. In essence, the material treated in this course is a brief survey of relevant results from geometry, kinematics, statics, dynamics, and control.
The course is presented in a standard format of lectures, readings and problem sets.
Lectures will be based mainly, but not exclusively, on material in the Lecture Notes.
Lectures will follow roughly the same sequence as the material presented in the notes, so it can be read in anticipation of the lectures.
Topics: robotics foundations in kinematics, dynamics, control, motion planning, trajectory generation, programming and design.
Sociable Robots : Panel Discussion (online video) http://video.mit.edu/search/?q=robot&x=-1263&y=-8 Sociable Robots : MIT Panel Discussion (online video)
Cynthia Breazeal makes social robots, machines with the capacity to interact with people on psychological terms.
She says they “open up a new world of questions.” But these increasingly sophisticated devices make Sherry Turkle uneasy, since they challenge the idea of human relationships and the very “purpose, importance, of living things.”
An Engineer and Her Robot (videos) http://thefutureschannel.com/ An Engineer and Her Robot (videos)
What do you do if you're building a space station and happen to let go of a $250,000 tool that you had forgotten to tie down? Somebody is going to need to take a spacewalk to retrieve it. If you're lucky, you can give that dangerous task to "Arnie"--the robot.
Active Robots (UK) http://www.active-robots.com/ Active Robots
On this website you will find a comprehensive range of innovative products, including high quality robot kits, controllers and accessories, along with sensors, advanced DC and stepper motor control and many other electronic and electrical accessories.
PicoCricket http://www.picocricket.com/ A PicoCricket is a tiny computer that can make things spin, light up, and play music.
You can plug lights, motors, sensors, and other devices into a PicoCricket, then program them to react, interact, and communicate.
For example, you can make a cat and program it to purr when someone pets it. Or you can make a birthday cake and program it to play a song when someone blows out the candles.
The PicoCricket Kit is similar to the LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ robotics kits. MINDSTORMS is designed especially for making robots, while the PicoCricket Kit is designed for making artistic creations with lights, sound, music, and motion.
Microsoft Robotics Studio SDK http://msdn.microsoft.com/robotics/ Microsoft Robotics Studio SDK (released Nov 2006)
It consists of three components: the runtime for controlling different robots, authoring tools for writing code in C#, Visual Basic or Python, and services and sample code.
Among the development tools is a simulation engine along with a physics engine to simulate the actions of a robot in a real-world environment.
The Robotics Studio SDK is available now from Microsoft for $399 for commercial developers, or a free download for academics, researchers and students.
robotics dot edu http://agents.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/robotics.edu robotics dot edu
This is the home page for the developing educational robotics repository, which we fondly refer to as: robotics.edu. We define educational robotics to be the use of robotics as a hands-on learning environment for teaching topics other than specifically robotics.
We are creating a shared space for collecting curricular materials on the use of educational robotics, primarily in middle school and undergraduate classes, with a focus on using the RoboCup and RoboCupJunior challenges as a testbed for coursework.
Robots in the Computer Science Classroom http://tinyurl.com/pvw94 Robots in the Computer Science Classroom (Microsoft)
Microsoft partners with Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr to form the Institute for Personal Robots in Education, designed to reinvigorate the computer-science curriculum by delivering robotics technology specifically tailored for teaching purposes and scientifically evaluated for its effectiveness.
Mobile Robots (Podcast / Audio) http://bit.ly/17ChFot Mobile Robots (Podcast / Audio)
Mobile robots are an emerging technology field, and iRobot Corporation of Burlington MA is leading the way. iRobot's products are not far-flung, far-off science fiction, but robots for the real world. They are practical, reliable, innovative products that effectively answer users needs with creative engineering and design.
Ms Greiner's talk describes this new class of technology, how technology accelerations have affected our field, and how mobile robots will themselves catalyze accelerating change.
Under Ms. Greiner's leadership, iRobot Corporation is delivering robots into the industrial, consumer, academic, and military markets.
Unfortuately there was a lot of demonstrating during this talk which cannot be seen in the audio ;-(
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Toolset http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/ LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Toolset
New in mid 2006
The heart of the new system is the NXT brick, an autonomous 32-bit LEGO microprocessor that can be programmed using a PC, or for the first time in the retail offering, a Mac. After building their robots, users create a program within easy-to-use yet feature-rich software, powered by LabVIEW from National Instruments.
NXT BLOG at http://www.nxtbot.com
Kami-Robo http://www.kami-robo.com/index_en.html Kami-Robo are robot fighters made from paper, measuring about 15 to 20 centimeters tall. They have joints at the shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, wrists and ankles, which enable them to move freely and smoothly. They are designed to fight.
The Robotics Wiki Book (online) http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Robotics The Robotics Wiki Book
This Wikibook tries to cover all the key areas of robotics as a hobby, but when possible examples from industrial robots will be addressed too.
Visitors are able to edit the book online in real time and also add new material.
An Introduction to Robotics | Design Basics | Physical Construction | Components | Computer Control | Sensors | Navigation | Exotic Robots |
Swallow Systems make and sell educational robots. http://www.swallow.co.uk/ Swallow Systems make and sell educational robots.
PIP and PIXIE are programmable vehicles for use in junior and infants schools. Each is a rectangular box with wheels underneath and a keyboard on top. Children program them to carry out activities such as knocking skittles over or carrying a book across the classroom.
DASH FREE and associated materials are resources for making your own robots. They are for making hobby robots and entries for the micromouse competitions.