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Using a Graphical LCD – A simple hack for drawing what you want on an affordable robot display

This article shows how to easily connect a 48 x 84 pixel graphical LCD display to your robot controller and draw text to it. The presentation is geared to the entry to intermediate-level hobbyist or student who already has an understanding of basic concepts of bytes and protocols. It’s also for any beginner looking for direction in taking on the rewarding challenge of learning LCD basics.

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Announced July 13, the program, Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE), is a carefully integrated mix of multiple tiers

Announced July 13, the program, Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE), is a carefully integrated mix of multiple tiers of web and technology teaching and assessment tools that will be systematically deployed by world experts at Carnegie Mellon and made available to educators and students nationally. The combined effect of these intertwined programs will be to expose unprecedented numbers of students to robotics and computer science lessons that, in turn, will lead to the development of the next generation of innovators.

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Innovati Robotinno – 16 DOF humanoid

Humanoid robots are exciting. Nothing can compare with the thrill of a ROBO-ONE battle pitting two futuristic bipeds against each other in the ring—winner take all. We absolutely love it, and we think that most robot fans feel the same.

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FIRE (Furthering Innovation through Robotics Exploration)

See these Planet H99 virtual world robot videos! Planet H99 Overview Action!! Screen-grab Gallery! 0. VEX terraforming robot2.1. CMU Computer Science Social Networking page.10. Web UI Builder – Windmill example.11. LabView screen.12. LabView screen.13. Web UI Builder – Block Diagram.1415. H99_Unity_controls_composite1617181920. All Assets20. RVW121. RVW222. RVW323. …

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FaceBot by Eric Gregori

See these videos of FaceBot in action!   DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE WITH SOURCE CODE AND TOOLS FOR FACEBOT DOWNLOAD PDF #1 EXPLAINING FACE RECOGNITION DOWNLOAD PDF #2 EXPLAINING FACE RECOGNITION    

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EDU BOTS AND OVERNIGHT VEX COMPETITION

  Videos Provided by Dan Ward of the Indiana Robotics Educators (IRE)  

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BalloonBot

  BalloonBot Video BalloonBot Screen Sample   BalloonBot Studio Download Click HERE to download!

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RoboWorld 2008, Seoul, Korea as seen by Frank Tobe

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Simple, Affordable Basic Stamp Balancing Bot, by Eric Ostendorff

  Economical Sources of Balancing Bot parts, software and accessories used in this article: Parallax, www.parallax.com (888) 512-1024 Sharp Electronics, www.sharpusa.com Sharp sensors & accessories, Junun.org: www.junun.org/MarkIII/Info.jsp?item=37 GP2D120 short range www.junun.org/MarkIII/Info.jsp?item=73 GP2Y0A21YK long range http://www.junun.org/MarkIII/Info.jsp?item=38 cable & connector Basic Stamps, www.parallax.com/tabid/134/List/0/CategoryID/9/Level/a/SortField/0/Default.aspx PBASIC Editor, www.parallax.com/tabid/441/Default.aspx Vigor VS-11 …

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Check Out the Willow Garage ROS Kinect Contest Results!

  Check Out the Willow Garage ROS Kinect Contest Results! Click here for info and videos!  Check out this winning entry! Click Here  

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BLIND DRIVER CHALLENGE

History is made as a blind person drives the Daytona Raceway! A View from Professor Dennis Hong The second-generation Blind Driver Challenge vehicles are explained in this Virginia Tech University Relations video featuring Associate Professor Dennis Hong of the mechanical engineering department. This video was shot …

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A Robot Seedling Flies!

  A Robot Seedling Flies! It was recently reported at www.Physorg.com that a team of researchers has created a robotic “monocopter” (a rotary aircraft with just one lifting blade) based on a design derived from a spinning tree seed, also known as a”samara.”  

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CCS Robot Development Kit

CCS ROBOT DEVELOPMENT KIT DOWNLOAD the code from the excercise book CCS Complier Demo The CCS Robot is perfect for Robot Sumo competitions What is Robot Sumo?* Robot-sumo, or pepe-sumo, is a sport in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle …

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