Re: [SeattleRobotics] Re: Question
- microboter wrote:
> There are 2 types of smoke detectors, one is Ionization the other isEven if it may not be illegal to modify one of the photo-electric type
> Photo-Electric. The Photo-electic type doesnt have any radioactive
> material and should not pose a problem hacking if you can find a
> battery powered unit.
smoke detectors, I bet in the end you will still not have a legal smoke
detector. I'd explore doing the project without having to modify a
smoke detector. Instead design the robot to carry a standard unmodified
When I first read of this project my mind thought that this smoke
detector robot needs to roam the ceiling, not the floor.
- Thank you Kevin. I had a look at the paper and it is
definitely interesting, but I guess I will need in
later part of my project. I will surely be in touch
with you when I am really in Quadruped to share
opinions with you.
--- Kevin Rock <kevinrock@...> wrote:
> Howdy Ketan,__________________________________
> I have been reading your requests for information
> over the last few days but I find
> you are interested in a few of the same things as
> me. If you have access to an
> academic library you may want to look at the latest
> (September 2003) issue of IEEE
> Transactions on Neural Networks. It is a special
> issue on hardware implementations.
> Of particular interest may be the article on central
> pattern generators titled: "An
> Analog CMOS Central Pattern Generator for Interlimb
> Cooordination in Quadruped
> Locomotion" by Nakada, Asa, and Amemiya. You might
> find some circuits you could
> apply to your latest offspring to take some of the
> load off of the microcontroller. The
> rest of the issue is filled with lots of interesting
> articles on neural networks in hardware.
> I am in seventh heaven here. It does appear the
> cutting edge in robotics is in Japan.
> There are no articles in this issue from a US
> institution as far as I have found. Makes
> me want to apply for a position in Japan :)
> Good luck on your robot,
> 11/18/2003 7:46:33 AM, Ketan Patel
> <ketan9@...> wrote:
> >Thank you Gordon, Brian and Dennis for your advice.
> >I will follow your advice and try going with
> >simple. However, I would like to brief you about my
> >background. I have programmed Sony Aibos to play
> >soccer and I have controlled their locomotion
> >meaning, I have made them walk, turn, kick and
> >the ball. I have the knowledge of the high level
> >programming, but since I have never worked with low
> >level robotics, meaning starting from zero level, I
> >planning to build a four-legged robot and make it
> >walk, as I had the sony Aibos. I had used trot gait
> >walking for the aibos and they were walking as fast
> >24 cms/sec.
> >I think, it would be much easier and better for me
> >start with something easy to have hands-on
> >of controlling the robot. Later I will keep on
> >building on it as per the requirements. Thank you
> >much for your comments, please put in more as its
> >to have advice from experienced people.
> >Thank you,
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