We posted about Matt Bauer impressive new robot grippers a few days ago, and how Matt’s robot could actually pick up a pencil. That was great, and we liked it a lot. But, what self respecting robot wants to become a pencil pusher? An accountant robot? No! Not for Matt’s robot. He wanted adventure! He wanted excitement! He wanted to throw himself in harms way! He wanted to swing through the jungle like Tarzan of the Apes! So - that’s exactly what he did. . .
Matt managed to add tremendous functionality to the Robonova-1
robot while staying with its overall look and feel. The new grippers
look like an integral part of the robot, not something that’s been grafted on.
So, how does it perform?
See for yourself:
Bauer Independents Matt’s Website with lots of good Robonova-1 information
Robot Builder Profile Detailed profile on Matt and his Robonova-1 robot
Robonova-1 Video Mod Matt’s Robonova-1 modification to add a video camera
Robosapien Smack-down Matt’s robot makes short work of a Robosapien