Robotics

 

Introduction

Craig Maynard

Craig@jcminventures.com 

Dad, SAIT Instructor, Inventor, Robotgames founder, Entrepreneur,  Robotics Society President

 

 

 

What is a Robot?

Question comparable to... what is a computer?

Ro·bot

NOUN:
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 A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human being and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.

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 A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.

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 A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.

ETYMOLOGY:

Czech., from robota, drudgery.  Compulsory labors.

 

 

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics

  1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

 

Question comparable to... what is a computer?

 

 

Why Robotics?

Why do so many enjoy building robotic devices?

bulletElectronics
bulletMechanics
bulletElectrical
bulletProgramming
bulletOperating Systems
bulletComputing

 

Comparing contemporary robotic fascination with mid-70's computer craze. 

Cool Personal computer history timelines.. 

bullethttp://www.blinkenlights.com/pc.shtml
bullethttp://www.fortunecity.com/marina/reach/435/

 

 

Where is robotics heading?

Discuss where robotics are currently used in the home environment

Describe concept of personal robotics and where robotics is heading in the consumer marketplace

http://www.irobot.com/industrial/default.asp 

http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/review/crh727.htm

http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/dream/explorascience/japanese/sdr/sdr.html

http://world.honda.com/robot/movies/

http://www.aibo.com/exp/main.html

 

 

Robotic Ecosystem.

Bio-tech three rules of robotics

  1. Feed Yourself

  2. Protect Yourself

  3. Find better real-estate!

Cybug robotic Ecosystem 

bulletSingle Cell robot:  The chloroplast
bulletRobot Plant
bulletSolar powered robot (BEAM )
bulletRobot Herbivore
bulletRobot Predator
bulletColony robot ( hive robotics )

 

 

CYBUG  QueenAnt Robotic lifeform

Discuss soldering practices, component recognition, control logic for QueenAnt

http://www.kingbass.com/soldering101.html

http://www.elecraft.com/TechNotes/N0SS_SolderNotes/N0SS_SolderNotesV6.pdf

QueenAnt Manual

 

 

Robot Control System Intro.

Digital logic primer...  The NAND gate

 Use multimedia logic

 

Robotics on the Internet.

Robot mechanical layout  http://sodaplay.com/

Bi-ped simulation http://www.havingasoftware.nl/robots/BiPed/BiPedSim.htm

 

 

Robot Resources

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Western Canadian Robotics Society

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Dallas Personal Robotics Group

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HCC Robotica gg

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KISS Institute Home Page

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Mobile Robots Group

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PARTS Main

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RoboCup _ RoboCup-99 Stockholm

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ROCKIES ROBOTICS GROUP

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SF RS

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The 1998 Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest

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The Home of Triangle Amateur Robotics

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The Robot Group

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Twin Cities Robotics Group

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Central Illinois Robot Club

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Alaska Homebrew Robotics Club
 

 

 

 

Western Canadian Robotics Society

http://www.robotgames.com/wcrs/index.htm

Monthly Meeting

Free associate membership

Everything robotic!

 Western Canadian Robot Games

 

WCRG 2002 - May 10 & 11 at SAIT!

 

 

 

 

 

Western Canadian Robot Games

http://www.robotgames.com