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  • Robot juggling balls

    Pretty neat-

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...got-balls.html
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    that is insanely cool, thanks

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    • #3
      I can almost smell the smoke from the servoes....
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      • #4
        Thats pretty darn cool. I wonder what other machines are out there that do Human type motions that some us never knew existed.

        Yeah, there are pitching machines, and many other similar machines not to mention welding/painting robots.

        But how about a Yoyo flipper machine that is perfect and does repeated flips ( maybe even a walk the dog in between every once in a while) Im sure it can be done. And to make it cool looking it should flip the yoyo to mimic how we do it.

        Makes me wonder where CANT a machine be made and programed to mimic (physical motions) our motions. Even some of the walkers and jumpers are out there. How bout a ladder climber? So many interesting machines. I love this stuff.

        Mimic machines, I love the idea. JR
        My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

        https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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        • #5
          How about introducing some cross winds- then see if the machine can still catch the balls
          I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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          • #6
            It's not clear if the machine just goes to a preset position to receive the ball or if it adjusts it's position based on feed-back from the ball trajectory. The latter would be very, very cool.

            Phil

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            • #7
              My understanding of the text is that the point of the machine is to demonstrate the accuracy and repeatability of the system. In other words, there is no need to compensate for slight differences in trajectory since it isn't enough to matter.

              The latter would be very, very cool
              And orders of magnitude more difficult to accomplish.
              Last edited by Evan; 06-03-2011, 06:01 AM.
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              • #8
                Didn't investiagate/read about that robot, but I suspect it is using machine vision to see where the next ball is coming. On the video you can see it loses one ball and still continues flawlessly.
                Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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                • #9
                  From the source: It does use visual feedback to compensate for the ball position.

                  http://dce.fel.cvut.cz/juggler/
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                  • #10
                    I'm surprised that it needs visual feedback at all. Thought if each ball were propelled in exactly they same way that they would all follow exactly the same trajectory? At any rate, neat video! Wonder if it does bills?
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                    • #11
                      Here's a couple of vids that show an even more impressive display of what a robot hand/arm can do. Check out the last 20 seconds of the first vid!

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxjV...embedded#at=16

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu6AP...eature=related
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                      • #12
                        Pretty cool stuff. Child's play compared to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CR5y...embedded#at=35

                        There's a website showing may other amazing things they can do...can't find it right now.
                        Milton

                        "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                        "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                        • #13
                          The last 20 seconds of that first video, where it Tosses the mobile phone in the air and then catches it, has to be pretty spectacular.

                          Phil

                          Originally posted by Arcane
                          Here's a couple of vids that show an even more impressive display of what a robot hand/arm can do. Check out the last 20 seconds of the first vid!

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxjV...embedded#at=16

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu6AP...eature=related

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                          • #14
                            This would be great fitted to body armour to fend of bullets. Alistair
                            Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                            • #15
                              kinetic art

                              While the previous examples were obviously very hi-tech, perhaps these are more within our reach ? His name is B Litwin, and he appears to be a genius?

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0OTX4IwSOo
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dauoL...eature=related
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yngc_...eature=related

                              Enjoy

                              Richard in los Angeles

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