Jun 30, 2006

Repeat of... more RoboCam footage, and flying spheres...

I messed up and posted this a second time... but heck, I still think it's fun, and laugh every time I see it. So, here it goes... again...

More HoB RoboCam footage

Here the camera was mounted on a third robot (driven by John Brost - his camera as well), just behind the robots front claws... so ever time it tries to attack an opponent, you can see the claws dropping in front of the camera. The single claw on the robot with the ball caster that can be seen in the video was effective in a surprising way - at one point, it managed to hit the "cancel" button on another robot, shutting it off. Near the end of the video you can also see the effect of earlier prototype Zamor sphere launchers... we were using a friend of ours as a target. The small robot that is seen firing a single shot is completely autonomous: it drives forward, scans for the nearest target, and then reaquires that target and launches a single sphere before retreating back from whence it came.

Something new? Well, now you have an idea of an alternate use of those big colored balls in the NXT kits...

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Brian Davis

6 comments:

msim said...

Just wondering(most likelythere is somthing I am missing), but wasnt this posted earlier called House of Bricks Combat? Could you tell me what I am missing.

Jonathan said...

Yeah, I thought this was posted before as well - I remember seeing that video and reading the description.

-Jonathan

msim said...

Im glad Im not the only one.

Brian Davis said...

Ah, OK, so I'm clueless. Sorry about that, I thought I *didn't* post it, and couldn't locate it in the archives, but it wasn't on the front page either... ah, I screwed up. Sorry :-|.

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Brian Davis

Anonymous said...

It is still funny anyways.

Drew said...

I love the ball wheel. No more pivot wheel lag time - smooth spins, and cool to boot.

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