Sep 28, 2008

Robot Inspiration Series #9: Construction Bots

EDIT : You can see a robot that does this sort of thing here.

This week's inspiration is somewhat advanced: construction robots. Can you make a robot that builds something, on its own, out of LEGOs? It doesn't have to be another robot, or even something very complicated. You could have a robot build a wall, for example. Or you could have a pallet of pieces, arranged in the right order, that a robot selects and puts together on a workspace.

You can see some (very) elaborate examples of construction robots in the Aircraft Factory and Car Factory. Obviously, you probably wouldn't make something like this, but maybe a small, simpler, version would be possible.

Let us know if you make one!

-Jonathan

P.S. See other posts in this blog series here.

4 comments:

Brian Davis said...

You have missed one of the really amazing examples in this catagory - DuckPro by Ian Hendry. You might want to pop this link up in the main blog post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McA7EYFkbx0

Ian's incredible Pick and Place machines were what made me want to build my own, of which "PNP" is a weak version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZolqjEnhB4

There are probably lots more out there - but Ian's creations are really some of the most amazing in their speed, accuracy... and size.

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Brian Davis

Jonathan Daudelin said...

Thanks Brian... didn't know about that one. I've updated the post accordingly.

-Jonathan

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