RAL 16000

built by David Mitchell

Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors Static
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
Pressure sensors on fingers
Tip sensors on fingers
light sensors
temperature sensors
ultra-sonic sensor
speech synthesizer
arm actuators
windscreen wiper motor
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous N/A
CPU Type Operating System
TRS-80 Level II N/A
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
URL for more information
This robot was started after seeing terminator at the cinema. It has two arms which used windscreen wipers at the should joints, and electric car antennas for moving the elbows (sort of like C3PO), the hands were basically similar to the other arm robots that I had built - three fingers, pressure sensors and tip sensors (to detect crash into object with hand). The upper body could rotate via a windscreen wiper motor - yes I love those motors. The legs are like Rodney Brooks robot COG - there are none. The sensors about the body were a bit thin, it had light sensors (head), temperature and ultra-sonic (head). It had a speech synthesiser the GI SPO256-AL2 (I think, something like that, a radio shack one). I tried some speech recognition using filters and templating but in the end whistling was easier to recognise. It was controlled by a TRS-80 level II (yes in basic), it didn't do really that much, I got carried away by the form and not the function. The robot was disassembled a couple years later. DM

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