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[DPRG] Re: [SeattleRobotics] Re: "IT" to be revealed

Subject: [DPRG] Re: [SeattleRobotics] Re: "IT" to be revealed
From: Kipton Moravec kip at kdream.com
Date: Fri Nov 30 16:30:33 CST 2001

They work for me too.

Good job David. I am impressed.  When will we see it for real?

Kip

----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tony Brenke" <trbrenke at yahoo.com>
To: "David P. Anderson" <dpa at io.isem.smu.edu>; <dprglist at dprg.org>
Cc: <seattlerobotics at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [SeattleRobotics] Re: "IT" to be revealed


> need to corect your links.
>
> --- "David P. Anderson" <dpa at io.isem.smu.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Howdy
> >
> > Well, I don't have a robot balancing on two wheels yet!  But I have
> > suceeded in getting one to balance a pole with a ball on top, the
> > classic "inverted pendulum" of which bi-pedal hominids are an example.
> >
> > Here's a picture of it balancing the pole/ball in my office (I don't
> > get much real work done on Friday afternoons!):
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/b06.jpg
> >
> > I took one of the three wheeled bases I've been working on and extended
> > the caster wheel to give the platform more stability.  Here it is
> > without the pole:
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/b01.jpg
> >
> > The pivot has a ball bearing in one end and a 5k pot on the other:
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/b03.jpg
> >
> > The pot has an opamp to precondition the signal for the 8 bit A/D
> > converter on the cpu board, an MIT 6.270 HC11 board.  It returns
> > about 7 counts per degree.
> >
> > Mounted under the center of the pivot is an Analog Devices ADXL202
> > accelerometer for evaluation.  Here's another view of the pivot:
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/b04.jpg
> >
> > and another view of it hovering beside me as I take it's picture,
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/b08.jpg
> >
> > There is a 10 Meg mpeg movie of it balancing and some of me pushing
> > it around at:
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/balance3.mpg
> >
> > I'll try to make a smaller version and leave it at:
> >
> > ftp://www.geology.smu.edu/pub/users/dpa/robo/nbot/balance4.mpg
> >
> > cheers!
> > dpa
> >
> >
> > > David Peterson wrote:
> > >
> > > Just saw on Good Morning America that "IT" is supposed to be revealed
on
> > > Monday on their program. "IT" is a new invention of Dean Kamen, a
secret
> > > project under the name Ginger that has inspired a lot of speculation.
A
> > > previous invention by Kamen is the Independence 3000 iBot mobility
> > > system, a type of balancing and stair climbing wheelchair that may
have
> > > inspired a few balancing robot designs ideas. The iBot was under the
> > > project name Fred in development.
> > >
> > > David P
> >
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