LASER Cutter and OpenROV

LASER Cutter and OpenROV
Greetings enthusiasts! Here’s a project that we are looking for people to help out with — With our new LASER cutter, our ROV/AUV interest group would like to build an OpenROV using the open source B.O.M. and instructions offered by the great makers at OpenROV in Berkeley. Take at look at the BOM and OpenROV ...

ROV/AUV Interest Group Meeting June 16th

Greetings enthusiasts! I will be hosting another ROV/AUV interest group this Sunday 12pm-onward. Topics for discussion: 1. New ROV in the works 2. CTD package. I have a plan for one and will be working out the bits this weekend. 3. I’d like to get some ideas on controllers. I’d love to hear about any ...

ROV/AUV Interest Group Meeting June 1st

ROV/AUV Interest Group Meeting June 1st
Greetings, we will be hosting another ROV/AUV interest group this Saturday, June 1st at Robot Garden. 12-2pm. I have a new design in the works for a larger and more versatile ROV and will be cutting the frame in our shop. I’d love to hear from you about materials and experience building ROVs. If you’ve ...

Robot Block Party 2013

Robot Block Party 2013
We had a blast at the Robot Block Party today. Many thanks to everyone who came and especially everyone who helped with our booth. Edit: Add AR.Drone video

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Talk: Smart SPHERES

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Talk: Smart SPHERES
I spent yesterday evening at the Carnegie Mellon University Building at Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, last night, listening to a talk given by Mark Micire. The talk was fantastic! You’ve heard of these guys, but if you haven’t, three smart spheres are currently riding along with the ISS crew, testing tele-operation and avionics algorithms ...

California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife

California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife
We had a fun time exhibiting at the California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife this evening. Showing off some of our members’ robots and 3D printing projects and telling 3000+ people about makerspaces. Andra also gave a well attended talk on the state of robotics in general and in the Silicon Valley specifically. And I ...

California Academy of Science: Robots Nightlife! – Display Ideas

Greetings Enthusiasts! I hope you all are well. Reviewing the minutes from last weekend – Open Access / CAS and Maker Faire meet-up – we have the following ideas for the California Academy of Science (CAS) Nightlife booth and availability: 1. Small ROV robot on display with controller/PC/video demo – Just needs a coat of ...

Why green technology investors should care about robotics

Sustainability is the most important technological problem we face today and for the foreseeable future. We need to use resources more intelligently and to be successful, our technology needs to become intelligent itself. Robotics is the study of giving the ability to sense the environment, make intelligent decisions and take action to machines and; a ...

Needy robots at Robot Garden

Needy robots at Robot Garden
Alex is visiting Robot Garden! When not working on robots and novel interfaces, roboticist Alexander Reben builds kinetic and interactive art which investigates the relationship and boundaries between people and machines. Needy robotics and our intimate interrelationship with technology. Abstract This lecture will explore the ever blurring line between people and technology. Both the line ...

What is a Robotics Hackerspace?

What is a Robotics Hackerspace?
What do I mean when I say I’m building a robotics hackerspace? From our mission statement, we will use “robotics and creative or artistic projects to inspire and educate.” Robots are cool and they cover a lot of territory so a robotics hackerspace will be able to do just about anything.