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Kinguy
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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2005 13:43      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yay you! Our university doesn't have any courses on robotics... So, IEEE-CS is trying to put on a seminar and sell kits for basic little servo bots controlled by BasicStamps... That is, if I ever get the Org to agree to spend the money (We'll make it back, there isn't a doubt about it).

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2005 13:52      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ugh. Robotics. I want those hundreds of hours of my life back! [Wink]

Sorry, dude. They're very cool to play with, but they can be extraordinarily aggravating when they just won't do what you program them to do. Still, my little Rug Warrior kicked ass in a game of robotic tag. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] The Aibo was a serious PITA to work with, though. I've seen Basic Stamps, but never programmed them - they seem pretty cool. My alma mater is starting to fiddle more with the CMU Palm bots - but so far, they've been mainly worked on by my advisor. A friend of mine wrote his thesis with it, though - 'twas quite cool, he made a simple Bayesian neural net to learn paths on a grid.

I'll take textual parsing and munging with Perl any day of the week, though. [Big Grin]

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GrumpySteen

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Now that someone else has been the first to run through the thread... congratulations!

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Kinguy
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Yay! And now, you need to check out the best bit of the web on robotics: Space Robot Bonanza .
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Tut-an-Geek

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might interest you folk, even though the high schoolers are the ones that do the building, they still need a lot of "mentor" support (helping design, test, program, build, etc)

Dean Kamen's US First Robotics Program;

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