Pontifier is currently certified at Apprentice level.

Name: John Fenley
Member since: 2001-09-25 22:45:17
Last Login: 2013-04-12 20:53:08

FOAF RDF Share This

Homepage: www.Pontifier.com


I am 25 years old, interested in robotics, communications, and computer theory. I like to develop my own ideas about things, and then see how my ideas compare to what exists.


Recent blog entries by Pontifier

Syndication: RSS 2.0

Hey, wow... this site still rocks, Been away for a few years though.

Here's a video of a robot I made a while ago:
Pumpkin Crusher

Hope you like it!

Hi Robots.net!
I'm back in school, taking a couple of robotics classes at the University of Utah. I'm doing some research on SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) for a presentation I have to give.
I've been fascinated with robot perception for a long time.

Still working on the DARPA challenge... 3rd time's the charm I guess. This time I am working with the university team.

Here are some links to a video of a robot arm I made a few years ago:

I enered the DARPA challenge again. This time I actually converted a pickup truck to steer to waypoints, but I neglected to include the work I had done on my vision system in the video I had to submit, and I didn't advance to the next round.

I'm starting again, and I feel as though this time I am going to go about this thing with a more able strategy.

I wrote up a history of my work in this field, and it is at www.FutureNowa.com

7 Apr 2003 (updated 7 Apr 2003 at 13:32 UTC) »

It is up as prommised...my solution to spam. I have done tons of research, found some places where the idea could have come from with a little more nurturing, but there it is... for the world to see, at my website. and you heard it here first.

the first page is the implimentation, and most of the interesting stuff is down deeper.

I have decided that I will open pandoras box. on monday I will announce this new idea to very outlet I can find.

I see before me an opportunity to change the world.

I hope I'm not insane, because if i'm not, spam will die forever!

10 older entries...


Pontifier certified others as follows:

  • Pontifier certified robotdojo as Master
  • Pontifier certified Nic as Master
  • Pontifier certified JamesBruton as Master

Others have certified Pontifier as follows:

[ Certification disabled because you're not logged in. ]

Robot of the Day


Built by
Christian Vlaskowits

Recent blogs

30 Sep 2017 evilrobots (Observer)
10 Jun 2017 wedesoft (Master)
9 Jun 2017 mwaibel (Master)
25 May 2017 AI4U (Observer)
25 Feb 2017 steve (Master)
16 Aug 2016 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
27 Jun 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
3 Jul 2014 jmhenry (Journeyer)
10 Jun 2014 robotvibes (Master)
13 Nov 2013 jlin (Master)
23 Jun 2013 Mubot (Master)
13 May 2013 JLaplace (Observer)
21 Apr 2013 Pi Robot (Master)
12 Apr 2013 Pontifier (Apprentice)
16 Mar 2013 gidesa (Journeyer)

Newest Members

Newest Robots

7 Aug 2009 Titan EOD
13 May 2009 Spacechair
6 Feb 2009 K-bot
9 Jan 2009 3 in 1 Bot
15 Dec 2008 UMEEBOT
10 Nov 2008 Robot
10 Nov 2008 SAMM
24 Oct 2008 Romulus
30 Sep 2008 CD-Bot
26 Sep 2008 Little Johnny
Share this page