Today's edition of best robot photos of the week includes two Standford robots that may help advance the state of the art in planetary exploration robotics, we also have a variety art robots, images of children and adults fascinated by robots, and an evil invading robot whose plans were thwarted by fog. Every week we post a collection of the best robot photos submitted by our readers to our robots.net flickr group. Why? Because everyone likes to see cool new robots! Want to see your robot here? Post it to flickr and add it to the robots.net flickr group. It's easy! If you're not already a flickr member, it's free and easy to sign up. Read on to see the best robot photos of the week!
assemblage robot lamps - photo by flickr user gille monte ruici
Lamps robots are all made with recycled materiel: aluminum gourd, kitchenware and thread stalks
Watching the Robot Arm... - photo by flickr user Capital District Makerspace
This robot arm demo picks up a pen and places it in the cup. This little fellow must have watched it do this very intently!
Work-in-progress: The robots have began cloning themselves! - photo by flickr user HerArtSheLoves
Finishing two Orange Olie commissions, with light rustic finish.
MY 3 ROBOT LAWS:
1: Each Robot is unique, one of a kind.
2: NOT intended for children, NOT Bendable, for display only.
3: Not intended for those that do not think robots are awesome.
HOW THE ROBOTS ARE MADE:
Each robot is handmade by me. Polymer clay is shaped into robotic goodness, beads added for eyes and wire woven into springs that make the neck, arms & legs (coiling gizmo rocks). After baking, multiple coats of varnish are brushed on for protection and shiny delight.
DSC_3906 - photo by flickr user Stanfordeng
In the Autonomous Systems Lab in Stanford's Aeronautics & Astronautics department, Ashley Clark and Joseph Starek seek to improve the ability of spacecraft systems to maneuver safely and efficiently in hazardous and rapidly-changing environments. They are developing 3 test platforms (similar to the one pictured) for evaluating new control algortihms. The 3 robots hover on large granite tables and work to avoid each other and other obstacles in simulated scenarios. Their research will teach us about the planning of spacecraft motion.
Renold Maintenance Sprog Mk 2 by Cris Rose (B&W) - photo by flickr user _mr_dave_
Lovely robots available at crisrose.bigcartel.com/
ATRV - photo by flickr user Stanfordeng
The ATRV was developed by Shandor Dektor in the Autonomous Systems Lab in Stanford's Aeronautics & Astronautics department. Using an inertial measurement unit and a compass, the skid-steered robot tests Terrain Relative Navigation Algorithms. Down the line, similar technology can be applied to map unknown territory such as the ocean floor or foreign planets.
how can I invade the planet with all this fog! - photo by flickr user Johnson Cameraface
RoboTex track robot is serious business - photo by flickr user ekai
Twins - photo by flickr user kaszeta
This weekend, I was one of the Robot Inspectors at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Manchester, NH.
It gave me a lot of nice opportunities to look at teams' robots when there was nobody else in the pits.
Here are twin robots from teams 229 and 4124.
Black Mariah's first robot - photo by flickr user
Black Mariah and Chadd showing off their first robot.
Want to see more cool robots? Check out last week's best photos!