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FEATURED PROJECTS
SIGMO: Humanoid Robot by dshope
SIGMO is a humanoid robot designed to demonstrate the applications of passive dynamics technologies. SIGMO stands for Synthetic, IntelliGent, MObility, and was developed by a team of high school students to demonstrate the capabilities of passive-dynamic actuation techniques. SIGMO has an upper torso which mimics the movements of actual humans. The arms are motorized with small servo motors which enable SIGMO to manipulate objects within its grasp. The main chassis is fabricated of aluminum sheet metal, which has a high strength and light weight. The knee sockets are fabricated out of steel and aluminum. While the steel weighs more than the aluminum, this helps to transfer the weight load from the torso (contains heavy servo components) to the legs and feet which rest on the ground.

RobOrchestra III by webster32
The RobOrchestra team is a group of undergraduates from a medley of disciplines that is dedicated to creating a musical ensemble composed solely of robotic instruments. Using a combination of ingenuity, classroom knowledge, and old-fashioned trial and error, the team has designed and implemented a series of robotic musicians that generate and play music of their own devising.

Autonomous Quad-Rotor Helicopter by ursuay_ontoz
This project's goal was to develop a flight controller for an autonomous quad-rotor helicopter, in order to maintain stable flight. We manufactured our own quad-rotor base and used a kit motor and propeller. We used an accelerometer and arduino motherboard to perform on board processing and determine the orientation of the helicopter. Given this data we wrote a program that alters the RPM of the motors to correct the orientation of the helicopter in flight.


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FEATURED NEWS
Robot Has Human-like Hand Controlled By 'Brain' Modeled After Human Cerebellum
A European research project has brought the dream of human-like robots closer to reality by creating a human-like arm and hand controlled by an electronic ‘brain’ modeled on the human cerebellum. “Hollywood did a bad job for us,” says Patrick van der Smagt, the coordinator of SENSOPAC, an EU-funded project whose goal is to create a robotic arm, hand and brain with human-like physical and cognitive capabilities. While the movies have convinced many people that humanoid robots, such as C-3PO or WALL-E are realistic, van der Smagt knows all too well how difficult it is to build robots with even basic human abilities.

Space-rugged robot put to volcano test
Scarab, a robot developed by Carnegie Mellon University with support from NASA, is about to be tested at Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to prove its fitness for the extreme conditions of space.

The robot was developed by the Lunar Rover Initiative, a group of scientists from the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. The test mission, intended to mimic a lunar rover mission, will have Scarab climb, drill, extract, and analyze samples, CMU announced Tuesday


Dean Kamen's 'Luke Arm' Prosthesis Readies for Clinical Trial
Dean Kamen's “Luke arm”—a prosthesis named for the remarkably lifelike prosthetic worn by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars—came to the end of its two-year funding last month. Its fate now rests in the hands of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which funded the project. If DARPA gives the project the green light—and some greenbacks—the state-of-the-art bionic arm will go into clinical trials. If all goes well, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives its approval, returning veterans could be wearing the new artificial limb by next year.