Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Robot Walking Like Your Girlfriend - HRP 4 Humanoid Robot

Monday, September 2, 2013

My First Eddie Robot

I finally assembled my first Eddie Robot, well almost complete. See the first official photo attached. 

I am missing one cable for Ping, so I contacted my sales representative to send that one cable. It will be another 3-4 days wait delivery.

It took me 5-6 hours to assemble my Eddie Robot, and extra 3-4 hours for the caster wheels. I tried to use a hammer so I can insert the swivel rod past the shaft collar between flange bearings, but no success. I have to change the shaft collar using a home made washers to temporary complete the caster wheel.

The Eddie Robot is almost ready. I have to install the necessary softwares so can start my innovation and experiment.

Thank you.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Prototype EMIE v1.0

This is what I envision for EMIE v1.0 project.

Follow this project here at www.EMIE.com website.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Kinect - Follow Me

Follow Me - EddieRobot with Kinect for Windows.
I will use the programming codes shared by Todd Christell (http://roboticsathome.wordpress.com), still waiting for my EddieRobot platform delivery.

Project Costs:
  1. Estimate cost of a Laptop is $300-750 depending on brand and specification (I have a refurbished laptop, and fixed the broken screen for $60). My laptop hardware specification is running Windows 7.0 on Intel i5 with 6GB RAM and 500GB hard drive.
  2. Microsoft Kinect for Windows Motion Sensor ($250)
  3. EddieRobot Platform $1249 + $106 for shipping/handling fee.
I will update this page ... please check back again.

Other references:

  1. http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com
  2. Todd Christell - Activity Box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7P5LoA3aKQ
  3. Todd Christell - Manifest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBnPO76BW0
  4. Todd Christell - Creating Kinect Service - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLT9f_vBW4U

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Homemade Robot by Tao Xiangli

Very inspirational homemade robot out of scrap metal and electric wires invented by Tao Xiangli from China. Considering he saved using scrap metals and electric, he still spent at least $24K+ American dollars.

As Amateur Rebotics hobbyist, this is an excellent achievement and very exciting.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flying Car is coming near you.

My dream car (and maybe you too) is now close to a reality. I've read this news from CNN this morning about Terrafugia feasibility studies on car capable of vertical takeoffs and landing, and best of all it's a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

It's a four-seat car-aircraft, you and family will be able to enjoy the ride (or flying).

Watch the video presentation of this new innovation from Teffafugia. Terrafugia says it has about 100 orders for the Transition, which goes for $279,000.