News and views from ST Robotics (no connection with strobotix.com who are using our name for their blog).
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Our two students, Kazuo and Aaryaman this year did an amazing job creating a robotic dog. Theyboth achieved Nuffield
Research Placements scheme and the British Science Association Gold
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.