Saturday, February 16, 2008

Unmanned vehicles

The next video shows them all: robot planes, helis, rockets, boats, submarines, cars, tanks and more!
This very impressive video is made by the AUVSI - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Have fun!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Birth of a HummBot!

Have a look at this very funny video and witness the birth of a HummBot :-)

Sunday, January 20, 2008


This guy has attached an Arduino board to a RC helicopter. Using the accelerometer of a Wii controller the Arduino adjusts the position of the main rotors based on the tilt position of the heli. Very cool, I can't wait to see it flying!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Robot Robin Hood

The manufacturers of the popular i-SOBOT have made a cool extension: the robot archer! The robot uses a miniature bow and arrow to shoot some targets. Very nice.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Helicopter Robots

Although the HummBot project is far from finished, I do like to think about future projects from time to time. One idea that came to mind is to create an autonomous helicopter.
I found the following videos on youtube that gave some inspiration.

These guys have attached two colored balls to their helicopter such that a computer can follow the movements of the heli and make adjustements via the remote control.

In the following video an array of IR lights is aimed at the helicopter which has reflectors attached to it. This again allows a computer to track the movements and make adjustments via the remote control.