Archive for May, 2012

MINDS-i 2012 Robotics Challenge

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Make sure to check out this new video documenting the 2012 MINDS-i Robotics Competition that took place earlier this month. MINDS-i is a venture by our frind Mike Marzetta, and aims to bring robotics to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

The theme of the competition was inspired by real life events to help grab student’s attention and imagination. In this case, “Meltdown at the Reactor” has competitors completing several tasks based on a repair/rescue mission in a ‘damaged nuclear facility’.

The Trossen Team┬ádefinitely┬áloves any effort to inspire students to get into robotics and technology, so Mike’s efforts get a huge A++ from us.

Surviving a Robot Uprising: an animated guide

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Here at Trossen Robotics we’ve seen and quelled our fair share of robot uprisings, so we can tell you that the advice from Epipheo Studios on surviving a robot uprising is spot on. Remember, go for the joints!

Via Neatorama

Discovery Canada Visits Trossen Robotics

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Yesterday, a camera crew for Discovery Canada stopped by Trossen Robotics to interview Andrew Alter and get some footage of his mech, Insanity Wolf. This footage, along with footage taken at RoboGames/ Mech Warfare 2012 will be part of a segment for Discovery’s Daily Planet show. The segment will be focusing on everything Mech Warfare.

Andrew gave the crew a tour of Trossen Robotics, showing off our Laser CNC, our robot army and the rest of our facilities. The crew was eager to get some great shots of Insanity Wolf, even putting themselves in the line of fire to land the perfect shot.

The segment will air later this month and it will be available online on Discovery Canada’s Website. We’ll keep you posted with a direct link as soon as its available.

Forum Friday – Mech Warfare, a Kinect Arm and more!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

TRC Logo

It’s friday and it’s time to take a look at what’s going on in the Trossen Robotics Community!

Until next week, keep the posts, pictures and projects coming by registering for the TRC and sharing on the forum and image galleries.