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Monday, October 15, 2007

BrainBot Tracked Base - Wireless At Last

So, one of the big pushes behind all this work I've been doing with the Brain Engineering Lab is to build a robot that is controlled using wireless from a PC through wifi. Last night I finally reached that goal, and BrainBot* is now able to move around anywhere in range of my router.

Here's a quick video we shot at lunch today, in my driveway, with BrainBot controlled from a joystick attached to my PC.



Needless to say, I'm pretty happy now...

*The BrainBot project is directed and funded by the Brain Engineering Lab and Neukom Institute at Dartmouth

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

BrainBot (Mobile Edition)

So, I now have a second and third BrainBot* robot built...

The second one has legs, a lightweight printed chest, and will be heading down to the Brain Engineering Lab eventually. The third one, pictured to the right, is mounted on a tracked base like the one I made before. The main difference with this one is the chest, camera mount, and waist pieces are all printed in ABS instead of machined from Delrin.

*The BrainBot project is directed and funded by the Brain Engineering Lab and Neukom Institute at Dartmouth