16 Jan 2007 mikegotis   » (Journeyer)

Motion Control Programming Week This week was a motion control programming week, with various outlines of software code being created. An idea crib was created to handle the massive amounts of circuits, diagrams, schematics, codes, and ideas.

Humanoid Robotics Idea Crib I'm planning to expand the Humanoid Robotics Idea Crib on a larger scale. This will become an access focal point. In a larger sense, it will become a very large library. Included are the following humanoid robotic categories: robot type, hardware, software, code and variations, code techniques, development sheets, idea sheets, paged inventions, listings of hardware add-ons, listings of software add-ons, parts, dimensions, CAD diagrams and charts, studies, plots, graphs, statistics, studies, etc.

Motion Control Programming This has taken on a life of its own, in development of many routines required to establish the various motions of humanoids. I'm not sure if my tiny laboratory has enough space, however, this may involve in minimizing printouts and maximizing hard drive storage, although I don't want to place too much trust into HD storage as it has proven to be nonpermanent.

New Humanoids New humanoids are born and created. They are now undergoing final development stages.

Mechatron is fundamentally hardware complete, though he will receive various mods for vision, infrared, sonar, speech, speech recognition, intelligent camera, accelerometer, directional sensors, skin sensors, nerve sensors, gyroscopic devices, assorted multiminiature microcontrollers used as brain modules for higher ordered learning, and a slew of new servos.

Humanoid is not yet hardware complete. Some new details are being worked out on the controller, since, as you already know, I switched controllers to a newer module with USB capability.

Wireless Division - Bluetooth I created a new division for wireless, and developing the 802 standard and Bluetooth for RS232 cable replacement. This wireless will also extend to internet for various functions not stored within the humanoid.

Invention and Science Several inventions have resulted from creating various hardware and software. I'm currently looking at what to do with these various breakthroughs in science.

The Excitement This is a very exciting time, with the uprising of humanoid robots, their beginning to walk, talk, sing, dance, compete in Robo-One contests, do martial arts, and take on a miriad of other functions. We'll need to concentrate on adding intelligence as well, and the field of AI is fast growing. Once Mechantron and Humanoid are more complete, we'll concentrate on adding intelligence, though, it's a step-by-step process that will garner intelligence with module by module as they are added. Stay tuned!!!

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