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Einstein: Android Application for Einstein

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

We developed an android application that sends bluetooth commands to Einstein. the application allow user to set the maximum speed that Einstein should reach. also the application will allow users to use buttons to stop or move Einstein right, left, back, forward, but Einstein will not obey if command cannot be accomplished due to obstacles around, Einstein is smart isn;t he?

voice commands recognized are:
  • move forward
  • move back
  • move right
  • move left

the program is still under test

here is a snapshot of the application

CNC DRAN Arm: Gearing up for design phase

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

This has been an exciting week. To many people's surprises, including my own, the arm moved on it's own. Furthermore we now have direct access to the motors and a plan in motion to built our own hardware & software around the stock CPCs( circular pin connectors) which drive and collect feedback from the arm. Unfortunately the stock controller doesn't seem to be functioning properly which doesn't change the long term plans or goal of this project( just makes it less convenient). Hopefully, we'll be able to get some labeled pictures and more documents up this weekend.

other news:

- datasheets for the motors are up. (UGRMEM04- & UGSMAM-22-DS31)
- a sketch has been done for the PWM amplifiers but no documents yet( maybe another week).

PeopleBot: Controlling PeopleBot using DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) Pad (1 comment)

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

DDR pad was hacked and used to control PeopleBot.

This hack involved using the wires from the contact sensors of the pad and an Arduino to check for contact. This info was then transmitted to a PC through the serial port. This info was then relayed to the PeopleBot, which was configured in joystick mode.

PeopleBot: Controlling PeopleBot using MRPT

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

Originally PeopleBot was intended to use Adept Mobile Robot toolkit called "ARIA" [http://robots.mobilerobots.com/wiki/ARIA]. Now the project is migrated to MRPT (Mobile Robot Programming toolkit)[www.mrpt.org].
MRPT offers superior tools and more refine wrapper for robot control and is c++ based. The feature list include

1. SLAM toolkit
2. Support for active media robot bases
3. Kinect support
4. Google Maps integration
5. Other lower level functions

CNC DRAN Arm: Controller Ready for Configuration

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

Because of the discharged data battery, the configuration of the DTRAN controller has been garbled. To proceed the controller needs to be reinitialized.

CNC DRAN Arm: Welcome to the DRAN Arm Project

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

Nearly 10 years ago, two industrial robots (Sieko RT-3000 and RT-3200) were donated to Maseeh College of Engineering's Mechanical engineering department. When the Mechanical engineering department couldn't decide what to use them for, they ended up in the basement of the fourth avenue building for nearly a decade. In the last few months there's been a growing interest in getting the arms in working order for robotic research. This Project will outline and maintain a proposal for operating the arms in a safe environment, while also updating and rebuilding the controller so that the arm can be programmed using a modern operating system on a standard 120VAC supply. A tertiary goal of this project is to keep the project as transparent as possible while still maintaining the high standards of the Maseeh Collage of Engineering.

Current Project Manager,
Tyler Tricker
(61-67/67)

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