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[DPRG] Re: New SONY running robot

Subject: [DPRG] Re: New SONY running robot
From: . zappepcs at earthlink.net
Date: Fri Dec 19 11:10:02 CST 2003

How long do you think it will be before Sony starts making astronauts? or
hazard area resuce robots? I wonder if the mars lander would be jealous?

There has to be yet another sci-fi book in this somewhere....


-----Original Message-----
>From: Ted Huntington <thunting at uci.edu>
Sent: Dec 19, 2003 10:50 AM
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Subject: Re: [DPRG] Re: New SONY running robot

I guess the robots are started with RF, and run in real-time.  Perhaps
the odometry is done with GPS, and/or camera recognition.  I am sure
there are tilt sensors.  Perhaps if gear motors, the precision is enough
to do the 3D math to calculate location.

Sad, that people in the USA are eventually going to follow the Japanese
robot lead.  Like the way Steve Wozniak was never funded by big
business, there is no corporate vision of the future.

Ted


"David P. Anderson" wrote:

> Extremely marvelously cool!!!
>
> How do you suppose they stay synchronized?  RF?
>
> How is the "odometry" done?  Full 6DOF IMU maybe?
>
> dpa
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