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Sunday, November 18, 2007

The next mini-sumo

So, this is supposed to be a blog on AI and biped robots, but hopefully most of the people reading (is there anyone reading?) are interested in robotics in general as well...

This will be my last mini-sumo post in a while, I promise... I decided shortly after winning this year's mini sumo competition that I was going to build a new one for next year, and after spending an hour or so chatting with my brother about new motors and mini-sumo design, a new design was born.

I always model new robots in CAD before building them. Here's a couple renders from the new design, Seeker //x... The first one, at the top right, shows the view from the rear quarter. This new robot of course carries the same lines as Seeker 2, but is 33% lower. This robot is 1" high, and should be more than twice as fast as Seeker 2. Since it will have a much more powerful microcontroller onboard (ATmega128), I will have lots of code space to experiment with advanced algorithms and such. The second render (to the left) shows the front quarter view.

4 Comments:

  • yes you have people reading, there are four subscribers on Bloglines to this blog

    By Blogger kert, At November 19, 2007 at 3:43 AM  

  • I am also reading frequently even though I have not subscribe it. This robot is also interesting, you can post more detail information about it, like pictures, algorithm or anything you think special.

    By Anonymous irobot, At November 19, 2007 at 12:50 PM  

  • One more post about sumo, please?!

    How do you make the sticky wheels? I've looked for information, but can't find what to do.

    The best I can think of is to use suger... :)

    --Scotty

    By Anonymous srobot, At November 20, 2007 at 5:27 PM  

  • I'm going to do my Seeker 2x blog over at Trossen - http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/blog.php?b=6

    By Blogger Jon Hylands, At November 20, 2007 at 5:45 PM  

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