Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Warrior Expo | iRobot Ground Infantry Robots

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iRobot's combat-proven government and industrial robots perform multiple missions -- on the land and in the sea. More than 4,000 have been delivered to military and civil defense forces worldwide. 

In this video:

310 SUGV Robot (Mini-EOD) 
- Rugged and versatile
- Weighs 30 pounds
- 4 Cameras for investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance
- Gripper-cam and arm can lift up to 15 pounds enclosed, 7 pounds fully extended.
- Runs 7MPH
- Battery lasts 4-6 hours

320 SUGV Infantry Robot
- Perfect for dismounted ops, reconnaissance and surveillance, CID interdiction and PID interrogation.
- Thermal capabilities
- Laser Range Finder
- IR capabilities
- 312X Optical Zoom
- Runs 7MPH
- Same chasis as the 310 SUGV, weighs 30 pounds
- Battery lasts 4-6 hours
- Man packable and transportable, 

iRobot 110 First Look
- Extremely durable
- Weighs 4.7 pounds
- Runs 3.4 MPH
- 360 degree camera and IR imaging
- 200 meter single robot range, can repeat signal 4x as far to other robots
- Patented iRobot self-righting technology

High School Team Uses Kinect to Operate a Robot

Members of the Arlington High School Robotics Club "Neobots" recently had the opportunity to learn how to utilize Microsoft's Kinect motion sensing device to control a robot.

Although the Kinect was originally released to be used as an XBOX 360 game controller, Microsoft recently released a software development kit for innovative people to tap into it's unique capabilities to "see" and "hear" it's environment.

This Microsoft employee is tasked with teaching teams engaged in First Robotics Competitions to take advantage of the Kinect's capabilities:

Monday, December 26, 2011

2-Meter Robot Plays Soccer

Thursday, December 22, 2011