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Old May 26, 2007, 09:30 PM
Bruce
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OT: Robot Bike

One of my long time interests has been autonomous (not RC) robots. I think this video is cool. There is even a short appearance by a TT chassis.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/rss/...0060309-02.m4v

Check out the entire DARPA grand challenge video on the PBS website for more 2 and 4 wheeled robots.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/darpa/

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Old May 27, 2007, 12:30 AM
dammachines
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Yup, pretty cool... Check out the following site if you want to see more videos and pictures of the Team Ghost Rider bike in action...

http://www.ghostriderrobot.com/index.php

And here:

http://www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge0...s/BlueTeam.pdf

And the cool CMG they used to keep it up here:

http://cp.literature.agilent.com/lit...989-1214EN.pdf

I've been a little interested in this one myself. - And soon you may all see why...

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Old May 27, 2007, 05:40 AM
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I have always thought that what you are talking about would be a blast. Did a lot of research on it a while back.

You could get one of these guys to be an HOR rider.
http://www.hitecrobotics.com/robonova/overview.htm

You can spend a lot of time on this site, I did.
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=91

Later,
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:01 AM
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I have always thought that what you are talking about would be a blast. Did a lot of research on it a while back.

You could get one of these guys to be an HOR rider.
http://www.hitecrobotics.com/robonova/overview.htm

You can spend a lot of time on this site, I did.
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=91

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Laz
We're already working on it...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1095854
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Old May 27, 2007, 09:11 PM
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How is this project coming? Is the Robot autonomous or RC?

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Old May 27, 2007, 09:18 PM
Bruce
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I have built a couple autonomous robots in the past. I have used Sonar, IR, and bump sensors. I then wrote custom sensor drivers and wrote the control algorithm based on the subsumption architecture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsumption_architecture

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Old May 28, 2007, 11:28 AM
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the robot will be RC... we're still trying to figure out if the 'bot will be controlling the bike, or just a rider that "showboats" (puts his legs down and raises his hand to wave to the crowd when the bike stops)
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