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pasofino
10-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Has anybody built a robot, and if so what do you recommend for an experienced machinist and where did you get the parts. i am particularly interested in building one that somewhat resembles a human. Any suggestions?

Hawkeye
10-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Built about 16 so far, none of them humanoid shaped. Will find you some more links later.

Here's a link to our FIRST team web page. http://www.projectneo.net/first2009/

Check out the pictures. If you go to http://www.usfirst.org/ I bet you can find a team in your area, mentor them for a year and you'll learn a lot and hve a lot of fun.

halac
10-07-2011, 07:49 PM
About the same here. I've built several robots used for combat robotics, but again nothing humanoid shaped.

You might check out this discussion forum:

Robot Fighting League Forum (http://forums.delphiforums.com/Therfl/start)

Weston Bye
10-07-2011, 09:21 PM
Haven't built any, but have written science fiction about one (unpublished). The problem with believable fiction is that you have to stick with the possibilities.

I just this evening viewed the movie Real Steel. Despite the required suspension of disbelief I REALLY enjoyed the movie. Recommended. I even saw a few machine shop tools.

I would like to build an automaton rather than a robot - some vague plans in the works - someday....

brian Rupnow
10-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Never built one, but I was married to one for a few years-----------

Pete F
10-07-2011, 09:46 PM
I'm building one now, but I don't think it is what you are envisioning. It is basically an 8" circle with wheels on two sides and UHMW slides on the front and back. It's ultimate purpose is as a test platform for real-world navigation, but for now it is just going to wander around and hopefully not run into stuff too much.

-Pete

(Edit UHMW != UMHW)

gary350
10-07-2011, 09:49 PM
My son built one with lego blocks.

loose nut
10-07-2011, 10:01 PM
To be a true robot it must be able to operate autonomously according to it's programming, if it is controlled by a joystick (so called fighting robots) it's just a glorified radio controlled car. Well maybe a radio controlled car with a lot of attitude but not a robot.