Real World Robots: Self Driving Trucks – DPRG Virtual Monthly Meeting, Dec 11th, 2021

This month we’re learning about real world robotic operations, techniques, and practices. A long-time DPRG member will describe various professional-level robot development projects he’s worked on over the last 8 years, including several self-driving truck projects.

The meeting will start at 1:00 PM CDT on Saturday December 11th, 2021. You can join the meeting by joining Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf , or joining by phone ‪‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬.

About DPRG Monthly Meetings
DPRG hosts interesting presentations each month during its regular membership meeting. These meetings and presentations are open to public and free to attend. We hope to see you online. Everyone is welcome to attend.

About DPRG
Dallas Personal Robotics Group has been actively building robots for fun since 1984. We meet every Tuesday evening and every 2nd Saturday, and frequently participate in community events.
In normal times we meet at the Dallas MakerSpace. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have met virtually using Google meet.  Our virtual meetings have attendees from multiple countries and locations in the USA. We always welcome guests of all ages and skill levels. Build more robots!

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Dec 7, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

— New feature, Star rewards will be listed in post from now on. —

Star Rewards  (★ = sufficient robot progress, ⭐ = robot progress and running on floor):
Stars are awarded by group during the meeting.

Iron Reign –
Doug Dodgen – ⭐

When

• December 7, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Nov 30, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• November 30, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Nov 23, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• November 23, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Nov 16, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• November 16, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

DPRG Flash Mob Redux of SRS’s 2nd Virtual ROBOTHON Exhibition – Nov 13th, 2021

SRS Virtual ROBOTHON-2 Video:

The Seattle Robotics Society (SRS) is holding their 2nd Virtual ROBOTHON Exhibition on November 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM Dallas Time (CT). DPRG members really enjoyed the first virtual exhibition held in July. So in lieu of our regular monthly meeting format, DPRG will descend on the Seattle Robotics Society (SRS) again for the 2nd Virtual ROBOTHON Exhibition.

This SRS event is designed to be a virtual “free-style” show-n-tell type showcase featuring 5-6 presenters, who will cover topics ranging from robot builds to a general related robotics project. Each presentation will last about 15 minutes.

Topics:

  • Dave Mier – Autodave, for the SRS RoboMagellan and Pop Can Challenge
  • Donna Smith – Maze Solving Algorithms ++
  • James Newton – SDMG Bot
  • Fred Douthit – What is ‘Rovers, Drones, Satellites, Navigation and More’?
  • Dan Royer – Spot Micro Simulation

When:

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • 2:00 PM Dallas time (CT)

How to join the Zoom meeting:

For direct Zoom app login, use:
Meeting ID: 859 6958 8697
Meeting Passcode: 1982

Click here to join the meeting

About Seattle Robotics Society
The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in building robots and associated technologies. We are a non-profit corporation consisting of a diverse group of technologists and tinkerers. Our collective passion is learning about robots through education and freely sharing our skills and knowledge with our community through meetings, workshops, contests, outreach events, online, and mentoring.
• http://www.seattlerobotics.org/

About DPRG
Dallas Personal Robotics Group has been actively building robots for fun since 1984. We meet every Tuesday evening and every 2nd Saturday, and frequently participate in community events.
In normal times we meet at the Dallas MakerSpace. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have met virtually using Google meet.  Our virtual meetings have attendees from multiple countries and locations in the USA. We always welcome guests of all ages and skill levels. Build more robots!

About DPRG Monthly Meetings
DPRG hosts interesting presentations each month during its regular membership meeting. These meetings and presentations are open to public and free to attend. We hope to see you online. Everyone is welcome to attend.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Nov 9, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)
Rud Merriam’s Behavior Trees Slidedeck:  Behavior Trees (PDF)

Meeting Highlight: A presentation on Behavior Trees was made by Rud Merriam during this session.

When

• November 9, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Nov 2, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• November 2, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Oct 26, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• October 26, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Oct 19, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• October 19, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.