• Posts Tagged ‘project’

    Real life Portal turret isn’t a lie..

    by  • May 15, 2012 • News, Projects • 0 Comments

    Armed with a couple of USB turrets and IP webcam and powered by an Arduino and MATLAB, one of those cute little turrets from the video game Portal has come to life. The automated sentry gun was created as a final project for an Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University by a robotics student. It uses some of the games sound tracks and is currently only sporting a basic acrylic shell (which we’re promised will get updated at some point).

    While it is a little jerky and probably only tracking pink blobs, it is running in real-time which is always cool to see and hopefully we’ll see some improvements to the overall system soon. Until then check out the video below.

    Via: CNET

    Pipe crawling snake robot

    by  • May 13, 2012 • Featured, News • 0 Comments

    Robotic Snake

    Over at Hack a Day, they pulled up an old project from 2004 by a group undergraduate Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering students from Florida Atlantic University. The robotic snake, designed to inspect pipes and travel through horizontal segments, around corners, and straight up. In order to achieve this they opted for a tri-sprung-wheel...

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    Real Life Transformer Robot

    by  • May 10, 2012 • Featured, Projects • 2 Comments

    Youtube user kenjiishida011 posted a video of his 8th iteration of a transforming robot, named Brave Robot. There isn’t a whole load of information on this creation from the video except that it uses 22 servo motors and that it can transform from a car to a humanoid, bipedal robot and back again. Oh, and it also has some pretty decent dance moves!