Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Our two students, Kazuo and Aaryaman this year did an amazing job creating a robotic dog. They both achieved Nuffield Research Placements scheme and the British Science Association Gold CREST awards.

A robot dog may sound simple but it was a major engineering exercise requiring CAD mechanical design, electronics and software including some quite difficult problems for example, synchronism of leg motors. What was especially satisfying was seeing them collaborate often disagreeing yet always talking through problems and agreeing a solution. When they encountered a problem I would do no more than suggest a solution or a particular component or give them the tools they needed (e.g. digital oscilloscope). They would then dive in and leave me behind with their thinking. They were creative and true problem solving engineers. They will go far.

Oh and guess what they named it: K9 !

Friday, 7 October 2016

wow, really old video of Joseph Engelberger and one of the first industrial robots on the Johnny Carson show. https://web.archive.org/web/20120113174852/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKo6KMkuVAk

Saturday, 9 July 2016

15th June 2016:
Another successful day at Duxford showing the students how to build and program robots
Our people left to right: Kyle, 'DJ', Kutlo.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

27 Steps

Interesting approach by Nish Kothari & Anesta Iwan in San Francisco:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/zoe-me-robotic-relationship-nish-kothari?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like

They operated our robot remotely over Webcam and Telnet and had a unique experience. They named the robot Zoe and we are adopting that name too!

Friday, 6 May 2016

strange videos on Vimeo

I had a visitor last week for a quick demonstration and they filmed the demo. For some reason they posted the videos on Vimeo

It's now on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P41FQnX6Mxw

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Successful completion of Nuffield and Crest Award projects by two students

STEM Team East arrange summer placements for students across the whole of Anglia region. ST Robotics facilitated a summer research project for Frances Conboy from Hills Road College, Cambridge and Xiaoding (Tom) Lu from the Perse School, Cambridge.

The project they chose was a simplified Cubli device and was probably too ambitious but they did a great job.

Left to right: the students Francis and Tom discussing the engineering principles with ST Robotics' intern, Kutlo Kebaikanye from Cambridge University.

The students then had to display posters on their projects at the Nuffield ceremony held at Anglia Ruskin University campus. Frances was awarded her Nuffield certificate and Tom gained his Crest Award.

This is Frances explaining the project to visitors.


Tom explaining the project to visitors


Thursday, 2 July 2015

STEM event at Duxford 2015

Once again ST had tables at the STEM Fair 1st July 2015 – Secondary Day for Years 7-13 at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford near Cambridge. Two sets of students built robots using our GoForth kits. We had quite a team present, all helping kids see what robotics is all about.This year, as you can see, we all had ST Robotics T-shirts!

Students with Kyle
Kutlo answering student's questions
Cheryl helping a student
David Sands explaining the bench top robot and RoboForth
Kyle figuring out a problem with a microcontroller