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.

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:

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