Meeting Face-to-Face: John Palmisano
One of the highlights (there were many) of our RoboGames 2009 adventure was spending face to face time with John S. Palmisano, the Society of Robots blog publisher and creator of some quite interesting and innovative robots. We've been following John's work online for quite a while, but being able to interact directly over the course of three days took our relationship, and our respect for what he has accomplished, to a new level. John's site offers a wealth of information and tutorials, and should definitely be added to your bookmarks or RSS reader.
John was kind enough to walk us through the design trade-offs and challenges he faced in creating his latest robot (above), and we were also able to capture some great video while he put it through its paces. We're currently editing the video and pulling together a detailed post from our notes.