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Posted by Kinguy (Member # 4527) on December 29, 2005, 15:46:
Posted by GameMaster (Member # 1173) on December 30, 2005, 13:43:
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).
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 30, 2005, 13:52:
Ugh. Robotics. I want those hundreds of hours of my life back!
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. 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.
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on December 30, 2005, 14:26:
Now that someone else has been the first to run through the thread... congratulations!
Posted by Kinguy (Member # 4527) on January 02, 2006, 00:43:
Posted by maximile (Member # 3446) on January 02, 2006, 03:33:
Yay! And now, you need to check out the best bit of the web on robotics: Space Robot Bonanza .
Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on January 02, 2006, 07:29:
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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