Archive for April, 2013

See EyeTech’s Technology on MythBusters!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

When the Mythbuster’s team needs a creative eye-tracking solution for one of their myths, who do they turn to? Our friends over at EyeTech of course! Over the the last two years Jamie Hyneman has been working with EyeTech on a cool project that uses eye-tracking technology and one of our PhantomX Robot Turrets. The eye tracking solution is being used as part of the 10 year anniversary project – a rocket powered car! So keep your eyes peeled when you tune in Wednesday May 1st at 9pm EST/PST to see the project in action!

Check out the 2013 Mech Warfare Photos!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

This year’s Robogames and Mech Warfare was an absolute blast! We watched Com-Bots battle it out, Kung-Fu bots compete, and of course the Mech-Warfare contestants fight for supremacy. Check out this gallery for a taste of the Robogames experience.

Stay tuned for more photos, videos, and news from Robogames/Mech Warfare 2013

Robogames/Mechwarfare 2013 is upon us!

Friday, April 19th, 2013

It’s finally that time of the year – Robogames 2013! The Trossen Robotics team will be on hand for the weekend’s events, especially for Mech Warfare!

Whether you’re there to see the robot rumble or you just want to talk about or latest products, we’ll be at the mech warfare arena from 3-7 Friday through Sunday. Or you can drop is a note on Twitter or Facebook to figure out what we’re up to.

Check Out the World’s First Hexapod Conference (includes dance-off!) Now open to proposals and registration

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

MIT senior Nancy Ouyang is hosting the world’s first Hexapod conference next month! Saturday, May 4th, 2013 Hexacon will bring together Hexapod lovers from all over the community.

Highlights include a keynote speech by Prof. Sangbae Kim of the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab, a hexapod dance off (humans allowed if they are dressed as hexapods), and presentations by people from Stompy and Hexy! Prizes will be awarded and travel scholarships of up to $100 are available.

Need more info? Check out the following links

Hexacon Website
Hexacon Flyer
Hexacon e-mail

Meet MAKI, an Open Source Robot

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The folk over at Hello Robo have just launched a Kickstarter for MAKI, their 3D printable Humanoid Robot. MAKI is built around 6 DYNAMIXEL AX-12A controlled with the Arbotix Robocontroller. The current version of MAKI is a robotic head, capable of emoting and interacting with humans via it’s built in webcam.

And while MAKE might just be a robotic head right now, Hello Robo plans to keep on adding functionality to MAKI to make it more and more versatile. The final strechgoal for this project involve upgrading MAKI to have two full robotic arms.

Backers for the Kickstarter will get everything from STL files to print MAKI and T-Shirts to hardeware kits and even a fully built version of MAKI.

Thanks to Arbotix Creator Michael Ferguson for telling us about about MAKI