Don’t forget – there will be a club meeting on August 6th at Millenium Point. As it is holiday season, can you get in touch with Tony Wilcox if you are going to be coming along – or leave a comment on this post so that we can be sure to be ready. https://micromouseonline.com/mmrc
There is a long-held view that robots will, or should, exist to relieve human from the drudgery of everyday life. They should be used for tasks too tedious, or too dangerous for humans to perform. Now, at last, both goals have been achieved in one robot…
Last month, the International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS) celebrated 50 years of robotics. If the program was anything to go by, there was more going on than a team of interested people could keep up with. New Scientist has a short video of some of the more creative robots demonstrated in their… Read More »
The American computer scientist Dennis Ritchie, who has died aged 70 after a long illness, was one of the co-inventors of the Unix operating system and the C programming language. Unix and C provided the infrastructure software and tools that created much of today’s computing environment – from the internet to smartphones – and so… Read More »
Having had enough of the pain of posting in Drupal I have moved the site back to WordPress. There will probably be a bit of random alteration going on for a bit until I tire of the novelty. A major change is the separating out of the forum to a different subdomain. the old link… Read More »
Updated my camera today. The Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a newer version of the EX-FC100. It does everything the older one did and then adds a few more features. Oh, and it is black. Somehow, that makes it better just for that reason.
While I could hardly be called a fan of football, at least getting robots to play the game gives it some character. A recent edition of The Gadget Show had an item from Pollyanna Woodward on the 2010 RoboCup contest held in Singapore on Jun 28th.
Imperial College are intending to field a team in the Eurobot competition in May 2010. On their public blog they are busy providing interesting updates on their progress. For those not familiar with Eurobot, this is a large, international amateur robotics contest that has been running since 1998. Find out more about Eurobot here: http://www.eurobot.org/eng/index.php… Read More »
After several weeks playing with a MacBook, I have become a bit of a Mac convert. Not only are the machines very pleasing and the operating system a relative delight to use, I can also run Windows on it for that ‘best of both worlds’ experience.
I have just returned form the Rise of the Robots event at the National Space Centre in Leicester. Just one of many specially themed weekends they hold, this proved a great success for exhibitors and guests alike. Visitors were able to experience a variety of robotic experiences from the mayhem of Robot Wars to the… Read More »