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[DPRG] Great Roborama!

Subject: [DPRG] Great Roborama!
From: Dale Wheat dale at dalewheat.com
Date: Sun Nov 23 19:54:47 CST 2008

Roborama 2008b attendees,

Did it escape everyone's attention that this Roborama was the first to showcase 
robots driven by AI?  By the time the next Roborama rolls around, our robots 
might be telling us that it would be better for us to stay indoors.


Thanks,

Dale Wheat

(972) 486-1317
(877) DALE WHEAT
http://dalewheat.com


DeltaGraph at aol.com wrote:
> Thanks, Paul for your thanks and for getting Tankbot up and  into  the 
> competition.
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> I agree, nice contest -- was very happy to see some new faces and some  
> familiar faces too.
> Very nice to have a number of folks up from Austin, including Brian  
> Lippincott with some cool walking robots including some great demos.
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> Really, thanks goes to all who participated and to all who came out to be a  
> spectator.
> Both Doug and I have the times and will get those posted.
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> Was cool to see both factory built and scratch built robots.
> I know Steve took lots of pictures so looking forward to those.
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> Thanks to Dale for making available to us, 3 STM32 development kits, Tanner  
> Electronics for Gift certificates and to Mike's Hobby Shop for discounted RC  
> Servos.
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> Also, a new robot with some cool laser cut parts from John & Jacob  two new 
> faces.
> They would have probably stopped a good number of us, but fortunately their  
> motor encoders were not yet talking to their controller. (Looking at scratch  
> built robots they brought in the best time in Line Following.)
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> Will had a nice selection of his scratch built robots. Also, a student who  
> he has been working with had line following entry that did claim the slowest  
> time, but WAS SUCCESSFUL!
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> The Pololu 3pi robots ruled the line following contest, which was pretty  
> intense.
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