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A pendulum juggling bot is not as simple as it looks, and totally blind
posted May 31 2011 19:47.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Meet the Blind Juggler, a robot that is able to juggle a ball on a paddle. But that is not all it can do. The bot gradually swings the paddle left and right like a pendulum, without...

[Link: blind juggler]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   sensors   autonomous   pendulum   geometry/mathematics   extreme   



This is the last thing that Spirit saw on Mars
posted May 30 2011 20:43.20 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Here is an excellent image mosaic featured at Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), made by Universe Today’s Ken Kremer and his imaging partner Marco De Lorenzo. Some days ago, NASA...

[Via: universe today]    [Link: apod]
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Tags: artistic   space related   crazy photo/video   autonomous   








Autonomous quadrotor balances inverted pendulum
posted May 12 2011 19:26.20 by Giorgos Lazaridis




It is not the first time that i upload videos with multicopters in the Flying Machine Arena, and every time they are more and more impressive. This time, Raffaello D'Andrea and Markus Hehn...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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Tags: physics   pendulum   autonomous   flying machines   quadrotor   



Quadrotors playing ping-pong
posted April 2 2011 18:26.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis




It has been a long time since i posted a blog entry with quad rotors. The reason is that there was nothing that impressive to post, until now. Youtube user UntitledTitle uploaded a...

[Link: UntitledTitle]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   inventions   mechanical   quadrotor   autonomous   



LEGO Mindstorms Sudoku solving bot works autonomously
posted March 14 2011 22:33.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Anyone knows what the sudoku puzzle is, and it seems that this robot knows it as well. As a matter of fact, it can solve it all by itself! This autonomous bot is a creation by...

[Link: tiltedtwister]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   puzzle   mechanical   lego   games and fun   autonomous   








SARTRE system testing on the road
posted January 24 2011 21:41.25 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Last year, i posted an entry with the SARTE, Safe Road Trains for the Environment, a European project that will change the driving experience on highways for good. The project seems...

[Link: volvocars]
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Tags: auto/moto   research   commercial   autonomous   innovations   



Self-Balancing Robotic Pogo Stick
posted January 19 2011 8:52.02 by Giorgos Lazaridis




In continue to the inverted-pendulum balancing mechanisms, here is a pogo-stick, which jumps and balances alone, called "iHop". It uses two independently actuated arms in order to...

[Via: make]    [Link: jimboscotty]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   physics   research   mechanical   accelerometer   inventions   sensors   experiments   autonomous   



Autonomous featherless flying mechanical builders work in teams
posted January 17 2011 10:09.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis




We've been watching those quadrotors quite a long time now, and i tell you, they get cleverer every time. In this video, uploaded by TheDmel, a team of quadrotors autonomously build...

[Via: hackedgadgets]    [Link: TheDmel]
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Tags: robot   inventions   wireless   mechanical   research   autonomous   








Watch how NASA Mars Rover will land and navigate
posted January 4 2011 19:51.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This video, demonstrates with 3D animation, how the new "Curiosity" NASA Mars Rover will land on the surface of Mars. Steven Lee, the guidance...

[Link: ieee]
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Tags: autonomous   science   space related   wireless   remote control (RC)   robot   

















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