Friday, November 24, 2006

swimming snake robot

this snake robot can be put into water,work will
i think it will be use in spy plane,like in the sea spy robot!

Fighting Robots Japanese

Fighting Robots,which one will win?guess!

balance at first,look this robot mule

as a long time,people want robot can be stand as well as walk,they are found so many problem,fix problem,balance are very important,so want robot stand well must give a balance place or creating balance by robot itself.
this video to show people intelligence give robot a balance system let's it can be stand well and walk well whlie in the snow,rock and so on...

look this video at

Transformer - Paper Jam Ad

girl hate copy machine,finally machine change to be strategic robot,dangers...
in fact,robot everywhere all hidden in our life,like copy-machine,computer,car...ect
maybe one day,they will change to robot and kill us!
look video at

Fighting Robot

Fighting Robot,interesting...but not ture robot,just 3D made,maybe use MAYA8.0 or 3DMAX... or other
i hope robot speed like that,quickly and brightness
look this video in

Building The Lynxmotion BRAT

Exploring Humanoid Robotics Has Never Been Easier

Story and photos by Tom Atwood and Harry Mueller

This pictorial shows the assembly of Lynxmotion’s,, new BRAT, an entry level bipedal robot that is a milestone robot. With a starting price of less than $300, BRAT offers an affordable yet sophisticated entry into the humanoid robotics field. Use Lynxmotion’s powerful sequencing software and you will be able to program the coordinated movement of up to 32 servos (the BRAT biped uses only six servos). The BRAT is a powerful testament to the flexibility of the “servo erector set” product line developed by Lynxmotion. Harry Mueller, who reviews the BRAT in our Winter 2006 issue, notes:

“BRAT, an acronym for Bipedal Robotic Articulating Transport, is the latest creation to come whirring out of the Lynxmotion robotics lab. It promises to be a great addition to the entry-level humanoid robot class. This robotic incarnation can trace its development back to its distant cousin Tao-Pie-Pie of New Zealand, through to SixPac, as described in the Fall 2006 issue of Robot magazine, and up to the first inspirational glimmerings of Jim Frye of Lynxmotion, who created the wonderfully expandable BRAT package.

“In the feature article on the BRAT published in the Winter 2006 issue of Robot, we examine two versions, a bare-bones basic kit and a full-blown “Tarzan-on-steroids” BRAT capable of autonomous operation in addition to great feats of strength. The main difference between the versions is the type of servo used; the basic kit comes with the Hitec HS-422 servos while my hopped up BRAT uses Hitec 5645 digital servos. In addition, my autonomous BRAT uses the optional bot board with an Atom Pro microprocessor. Obstacle detection is achieved with a Sharp GP2D12 analog infrared ranger…

“A number of optional configurations are available for BRAT using different servos and SES components and a few such versions are shown on the Lynxmotion website ( Once your BRAT has been configured Lynxmotion provides three ways of implementing control.

    • Just use the free terminal program available for the SSC-32.

    • Purchase and use the powerful Sequencer software with the SSC-32.

    • Get a bot board with processor for untethered operation. The Bot Board can also be piggybacked onto the SSC-32 servo controller, in addition to being used alone.”

I assembled the entry level BRAT kit to shed light on the easy steps involved. Putting this research biped together was enormous fun―here are some highlights of the assembly process.

The autonomous BRAT, with infra-red obstacle avoidance, built by Harry Mueller.

The parts are very well organized and are sealed in discrete, well-labeled plastic bags. One of the nice things about the modular Servo Erector Set parts series is that individual brackets come with a standard allotment of screws, nuts, washers and the like, typically more than you’ll need. This put a smile on my face because the assortment of nuts and bolts in my spare parts bin grew as I built the BRAT!

The black anodized aluminum parts almost chime when you put them together, which added to the fun (it feels like you are working with fine metal pieces, something reminiscent of medieval armor). I used bare metal 256 screws when I anchored the multi-purpose brackets to the feet to show the attachment points (black screws come with the kit).

In the second step, L brackets are bolted to C brackets. The instructions illustrate building the left leg. As you build it, simultaneously assemble the right leg as a mirror image.

Multi-purpose brackets are then bolted to the L brackets.

Next, 3mm ID x 8mm OD flanged ball bearings are used to connect the multi-purpose brackets on the feet to the assemblies. Note the bearing and lock washer.

Once assembled, the partial leg assemblies can pivot on the bearings. There is a little play in the joint; this is normal and everything becomes very stable when servos are installed.

Two C brackets are joined.

C brackets are then attached to the leg assembly, and a multi-purpose bracket is attached to the other side of the C bracket. These are bearing-supported, pivoting joints.

Next the U-channel, which will carry the battery, is bolted in place on each leg assembly. The parts are face down and the U-channel is bolted to the left leg.

Both legs are connected to the U-channel; the BRAT is face down.

We are ready to install the first Hitec HS-422 servo. The plastic rivets are easy to use and do a great job attaching the servos to the brackets. Just two self-tapping screws are used to mount the servo wheel to the bracket.

I used a Servo Lab from FMA Direct to center the servos before installation. This is important as you want all the parts to be in proper alignment when the servos are at neutral. Proper alignment results in a better performing robot and makes it easier to share and use projects created by other BRAT owners.

Note the placement of the rivets.

Servos have been installed in both ankle joints.

The knee servos have been installed.

The hip servos are mounted.

It’s beginning to look like a walker!

Use tie wraps to secure the servo cabling. This shows the first of several tie-downs needed.

The power switch has been attached. I later changed the plug from the Tamiya connector shown to an Anderson Power Pole (my workbench standard).

The SSC-32 has been installed with the pins and surface mounted chips on the exterior. This is temporary because after you have trouble-shot the installation, the SSC-32 is flipped over to protect the components. Carefully thread the servo leads (pen is pointing to the lead path through the frame).

Carefully strip and insert the power leads into the VS1 or VS2 terminal. I used the VS2 (both will work with the jumpers properly set). Make sure no tiny strand of wire is poking out of the connection; that could cause a short (and let the dreaded magic smoke out).

Note the position of the jumpers. These positions are specified on page two of the SSC-32 Ver. 2.0 manual. Read the first two pages of that manual carefully; it describes the layout of the board.

The finished entry level BRAT with the cable in place to connect the SSC-32 to the serial port on my Dell Inspiron laptop. I bought a serial to USB cable from Radio Shack, and had no problem hooking up the BRAT. I did have to toggle through a couple of Com ports to find one that recognized the SSC-32, but this only took seconds.

After connecting to the serial port and applying power, the green light on the SSC-32 illuminates. You then run the Visual Sequencer program. Make sure you have the latest version.

The instructions note that the robot might move swiftly and be prepared. I “knew” all of my servos were properly centered, but when I told the software to center all servos by clicking on the “All=1.5mS” button, my BRAT came alive and kicked me! I had installed one servo 90 degrees out of phase!

You are now ready to set the throw limits and centers on your servos. Here, an ankle servo is set to a 45 degree deflection. Using the Visual Sequencer program, you can then build coordinated, timed sequences of moves that define how your BRAT walks and moves. For more detail on what can be done with the Sequencer, download the sequencer manual at:

This screen grab shows the visual depiction of BRAT’s servos in the Sequencer program. Imagine how this would look if you added additional servos to build this biped into a full-featured humanoid!

Once Harry Mueller added the bot board to his BRAT (see Winter 2006 Robot), switching between the Sequencer and the Atom Pro became something of a chore. A nice fix is to hook up all the pins required to set both the DB9 enable and the TTL serial comm to a 4PST top slide switch. That way you can just flip a couple of switches to go from using the Sequencer to sending things to the Atom Pro and back. Jim from Lynxmotion pointed out that the baud rate can be set permanently to 38.4K for both functions without affecting performance.

Harry’s autonomous BRAT with digital servos executes a Karate kick.

Exploring this software has not only been a hoot, it’s been an inspiration. The power of this software is enormous and one can easily envision “growing” the BRAT to include additional joints and limbs. Want to build your own Robo-One humanoid robot? Start with a BRAT and add a torso, head and arms. See the Winter 2006 issue of Robot to read Harry Mueller’s evaluation of the autonomous Lynxmotion BRAT powered by digital servos. The entry level Biped BRAT Combo Kit for PC (serial port, Brushed or Black Anodized brackets) includes the Sequencer software, SSC-32 Servo Controller, Serial Data cable and four Hitec HS-422 servos. Price: $286.09

For more information, contact Lynxmotion, Inc.,, (866) 512-1024.

Futaba Shows New Humanoid Robot at iHobbyExpo 2006

Futaba Shows New Humanoid Robot at iHobbyExpo 2006

By Tom Atwood

At the iHobbyExpo at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, October 19-22, Futaba showed a new 20-servo humanoid robot.

Futaba reps noted it carries 11 high-torque servos and 9 lightweight servos, and it can be operated in at least two modes. One accesses canned programs and one enables motion editing using a PC. Demonstrations were performed using a game controller that communicated wirelessly. Signage indicated that it uses a 16-channel 2.4GHz radio and can run for 25 minutes on a charge. Canned routines included walking punching, kicking and bowing. Note close-up rear view image showing internal components as it bows; note also servo lead "bus" on leg and shoulder. Image of second robot was an earlier prototype mock-up showing a different style exterior. The robot has a projected street price in the U.S. of about $1,200.00. Availability is expected in coming months--Robot will keep you posted.

See also, where Lem Fugitt reports on the international rollout of the new Futaba robot and also offers a video clip of this bot in action!

ROBO-ONE 10 – A Gallery of Humanoid Robot Competition in Japan

by Lem Fugitt, Robot contributor and founding blogger Lem Fugitt recently covered the Robo-One 10 tournament, held September 16 – 17, 2006 in Nagai, Yamagata, Japan. This “inside view” of the rapidly expanding Robo-One competition captures the human interest and technology of this robotics competition, and it suggests the future of hobbyist humanoid robot competitions world-wide.

Out of a field of 113 entries and over 70 robots that passed the initial qualification test, only those that scored in the top 32 places during the preliminary demonstration contest were allowed to compete in the ring on the second day.

King Kizer, developed by Nao Maru from Osaka and his family, captured the championship after a long, hard final match that went into Sudden Death overtime.

Each competitor is assigned a small workspace - barely enough room to setup a laptop and their robot. Eiichiro Morinaga (foreground) is busy setting up Metallic Fighter
for its turn in the ring.

A tiny, yet fully functional humanoid robot designed by robotics students at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan.

Maeda, the creator of OmniZero.2, taking a close look at the tiny robot developed by students at the Chiba Institute of technology. One of the real strengths of the ROBO-ONE community is the willingness of all the competitors to share help, guidance, and advice with each other.

Matt Bauer presenting a gift of thanks to Terukazu Nishimura, the founder of the ROBO-ONE organization.

MYRO, the Korean champion robot tips the scales at 5 Kg (also below).

Black Blade, created by Shibata of Team Lillac, was really awesome when it brought its grippers into play during the bouts.

Jin Sato, famous for his unique LEGO Mindstorms creations like MIBO - the AIBO clone, is also an avid ROBO-ONE competitor. Jin is a jocular, friendly, enterprising humanoid designer who you will never forget once you meet him. Editor’s note: Jin proudly showed off a self-righting humanoid at the 2005 RoboNexus event that was very impressive. His work currently includes an AIST (Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) initiative with a Linux based humanoid.

Left: Nao Maru, developer of King Kizer. Center: Ken Maru, a junior high school student that operates the champion robot during competitions. The harness he's wearing is a master/slave unit that transmits his arm and upper body movements to the robot. He is holding a modified game controller that enables him to direct the robot and trigger some surprising dives and back flips.

Arius, developed by the Sumi Family, uses a double servo knee configuration. Unlike most of the other builders that use Kondo servos, Sumi has focused exclusively on Hitec servos.

Center: Nao Maru and his two sons won the championship with King Kizer. Right: Yu came in 2nd place with his robot named 'Ivre" Left: 3rd place went to Myongji Robot's MYRO from Korea.

This group of dedicated ROBO-ONE competitors, including Maeda, Dr. GIY, and Jin Sato, organized a tour bus for the 5+ hour drive up to the venue.

This detailed shot of OmniZero.3's knee shows the dual servo configuration that responds twice as fast as the more popular single servo knees.

Nakamura of Himeji Soft Works always comes up with some very unique robot designs, including the WR-07 transformer robot. For ROBO-ONE 10 he came up with "Garuda" an orange robot design that towered over the competitors.

The Sugiura Brothers, Manabu (left) and Yuta (right) do some last minute emergency repairs on RETRO just before battle.

The defending champion team with Great Majingaa also use a master/slave body harness to control their robot.

King Kizer positioning for the kick-off in a game of ROBO-ONE Rumble Ball, a modified version of soccer where tackling and body blocks are not only legal, they are encouraged.

Ken Maru (King Kizer) surrounded by the press after winning the ROBO-ONE 10 championship.

Robot will bring you more of the latest from Japan – stay tuned!
--the editors

Hexapod robot dancing (old version)

old version of Hexapod robot,this one have the line and slowly work~ same as dance...

Hexapod Robot V3 Walking Under R/C Control

And here this one,no more line,control by air~and more quickly run...they will try more

Hexapod walking robot

why does it go up in the air and act like it is scratching something? Other than that it is really cool and could even some day replace a car. I'd by it because it looks like it does not require expense gas and makes a much cooler sound than a car.

Hexapod walking robotit's can be work in danger place,like gas,in fire and in hose water pipe...

Hexapod Robot V4 Walking with Force Complience

this is Hexapod Robot,this one interesting at it can dance~ it have 8 legs,every legs can run~but slowly
they try to do more and more of this kind Robot.
how can i speak it?dance Robot,speid robot?

Galateia Robot

Galateia Robot
,but i don't think this is real robot,it look like a machine what someone made.have one sreen and two wheels,very easy!
while very interesting~ some one want to do it byself?hehe~ i don't want beacuse big noise.

robot by wind,can you belive?

i found someone made robot by wind~ wind will give engry to robot,can you belive it?