Developing a new humanoid robot like Intel’s Jimmy isn’t a trivial task by any stretch of the imagination, yet they were able to quickly bring the robot to the debut stage in record time. I was curious about how they were able to achieve so much so fast, and Andrew Alter, the Lead R&D Engineer […]
In Part 1 of our interview series with Andrew Alter with Trossen Robotics (http://www.trossenrobotics.com) he explains how he initially became involved with Intel’s Jimmy – 21st Century Robot Project, how the design evolved, and how 3D printing fast tracked the robot’s development cycle. Stay tuned for Part 2.
Of all the competitions at RoboGames 2010, the most exciting and most promising event had to be Mech Warfare. We caught up with Andrew Alter, the primary organizer and guiding spirit behind the event, and asked him to explain what it’s all about.
Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: Very early walking test demo on the HR-OS1 Humanoid Endoskeleton, powered by Intel Edison embedded Linux computer. More info found here: http://ift.tt/X0oiwg By Andrew Alter
Intel wants to remove a lot of the barriers to entry in robotics so that more people can get involved, and hopefully contribute their ideas, know-how, and skills to rapidly evolving the technology. And, of course they hope that will also result in lots of new robots incorporating Intel semiconductors and other products. One of […]
Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: Very first walking test on new carbon fiber chassis, gaits a bit wonky as I have the rear tarsus servo signs backwards. 18 mx-64t dynamixel, 2 mx-28t, arbotix robocontroller, 5.8ghz wireless video. By Andrew Alter
Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: Running a prototype of our new yet-to-be-named smart motor controller, PID speed control implemented. Running nice and straight. http://www.trossenrobotics.com/p/budget-bot-chassis.aspx By Andrew Alter
I was really happy to see that Mech Warfare is getting lots of attention from the mass media. In addition to all of the online coverage and articles, later this month Mech Warfare will be featured on the Discovery Canada “Daily Planet” show. It is also expected to be available online via the Discovery Canada […]
120420 RoboGames 2012-4, a photo by Robots-Dreams on Flickr. Insanity Wolf and Zot gave a glimpse of the future of robot battle at RoboGames 2012. Zot is one of the powerful, agile humanoid robots developed by Farrell Robotics that took home medals at the world’s largest open robot competition held in San Mateo, California last […]