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Parallax has made it possible for me to continue work more rapidly on the 3D computer by supplying parts for expanding the number of spacial computers. You will remember this project was conceived with just two computers and a hardware interface. The interface design is now purely optical and lensing in nature, and "n" dimensional, and is leading to the addition of numerous computers located in n-space.

N-space makes it possible for all computers to simultaneously contribute to the core as light paths can become infinitely dense. The population density goes to infinity as the optical dimension increases. Over the last 2 years, the phase of the project was primarily mathematical, with work continuing to perfect the ultimate matrix equation.

I recently assembled two more computers and have these working and tested. The primary reason for developing the optical n-dimensional 3D computer is for use as a humanoid brain. (Current networked computers are far too slow for use as advanced robot brains.) I wish to give my personal thanks to Parallax company and Ken Gracey for their support and interest in this project. Their basic stamp computer is ideal for a number of robotic projects. Their web site is at http://www.parallaxinc.com/

Work is commencing on a new robotics lab, one that is expanded to support the vast amount of equipment necessary to create the latest biped humanoid. This new research laboratory will have additional facets such as an astronomical observatory, special storage buildings for cybernetic inventory, multifield parts (such as optics, mechanics, optoelectronics, magnetics, particle dynamics, electrical and electronic, etc.), vehicular garage, communications equipment, multiple security systems, scientific research library, computers and internet, and all the essentials for comfort. I've worked nearly a year on this project!

I finally got my robots.net log in to work again and found all the humanoid parts after returning from my trip. Over the next few weeks, my main project will be assembly of parts.

The Quad Servo Core is built. Now the task at hand is programming it. The dual bearing design and prototype on the Upper Body Torso Mobility Core was a great success. An assembly is now working and in progress. Several movies were made showing the primary unit walking. A static mount was invented to sustain the upper torso assembly during code development.

Humanoido Extensions: Worked progressed on the Upper Body Torso Mobility Core. It's now apparent that the omega plane will need bearings. I believe it's possible to fabricate a three dimensional cylindrical bearing to provide increased support and reduce upper body flexure. The rotation results in an eccentric, therefore cylinder placement requires attention. Tests show that certain plastics have very little friction when placed in plane to plane contact, not unlike a teflon surface bearing. This approach will be incorporated into initial designs.

You are politely requested to GOTO HERE and take a look at message #62. You'll see exactly what happens with a good robot and a very bad case of the ROBOTIC Dr. Jekyl - Mr. Hyde syndrome...

Sept. 1 - Sept. 7

Worked on designing a small operating system, called SMALL-WALK OS 1.0, which includes derivative code to achieve a series of fundamental walking motions. Introduced SMALL-WALK OS 1.0 as a new project.

Worked on the Exoskeleton Project. Completed two legs, and installed a head on Humanoido. Currently building arms. Moving placement of shoulders to compensate for head to shoulder displacements.

Worked on the Quad Servo Project and completed the design. Design/utilize brass mechanics mountings. Project moves to the assembly and testing phases.

Picture Mystery Humanoid Post of the Day!

At Message #20 you'll see a remarkable humanoid robot. Can anyone identify the owner? Contact mikegotis@yahoo.com

2 Sep 2002 (updated 2 Sep 2002 at 10:43 UTC) »

There are some very interesting robot photos published at Message #33

If you go down into the dark damp hot basement of the Time Differential Regeneration Plant where there are big leaky pipes, coils and converters, you'll find a lot of these robots, either regenerating or doing work like welding on craft propulsion frames. :-)


re: New Toddler Walking Robot eGroup

Be sure to join the new Yahoo eGroup about the new Parallax Toddler Walking Robot, and all other cool walking robot creations! I'm the moderator and founder. We're posting a lot of information about walking robotics, motion control programming, hardware and photos. Be sure to stop by and join in - everyone is welcome. Take a look at those cool robot photos!!!

Homepage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/toddler_robot/

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