Archive July, 2010

Robot Programming : A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics [Paperback]

31 July, 23:01, by Aaron Tags: , , , , ,
Robot Programming : A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics

Review history and theory behind behavior-based programming… teaches skills needed for programming… test[s]… expertise… intuitive… deconstructs robot control into simple behaviors — Sci-Tech Book News, June 2004 * Teaches the concepts of behavior-based programming through text, programming examples, and a unique online simulator robot * Explains how to design new behaviors by manipulating old ones […]

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OWI Robotic Arm Edge

31 July, 23:01, by Aaron Tags: ,
OWI Robotic Arm Edge

From the Manufacturer Command the robotic arm gripper to open and close, radial wrist motion of 120°, an extensive elbow range of motion of 300°, base rotation of 270°, base motion of 180°, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches and lifting capacity of 100g. Some of the added features include a […]

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Robot Building for Beginners (Technology in Action) [Paperback]

31 July, 23:01, by Aaron Tags: , , , ,
Robot Building for Beginners (Technology in Action)

“I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start.”—David Cook Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is […]

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Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration

FIRE - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is putting $7 million into an education initiative called FIRE (Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration). It is designed to get kids and young adults interested in science and technology to combat the the decline in students pursuing degrees in computer science, science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Robots Kids and Homeschooling

28 July, 21:46, by Aaron

My wife Heather and I (mostly Heather) homeschool our 5 kids. This lets each of them decide what their interests are and lets us focus their studies on those interests. Since we started homeschooling our oldest over 8 years ago, I knew I wanted to teach him basic computer programming. I struggled for years trying to figure out how to teach something like that to kids…

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