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Ericson Mar's Robotics Site Contents
Robotics Home - MAR (Mobile Autonomous Robot)
ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2014) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2013) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2012) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2011) -
ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2010) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2009) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2008) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2007)
EID111 (Self-Replicating Habitats) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2006) - ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2005) - ME363 (Advanced Mechatronics)
The Robotics Renaissance Project - Kiru - Dajung and Junior - Autonomous Vacuum Cleaner - Spider Robot - Mindstorms Dancing LegoBot
Robotics Related Links - My Curriculum Vitae - My resume


Contents

Robotics Home

MAR (Mobile Autonomous Robot)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2014)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2013)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2012)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2011)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2010)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2009)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2008)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2007)

EID111 (Self-Replicating Habitats)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2006)

ME412 (Autonomous Mobile Robots 2005)

ME363 (Advanced Mechatronics)

The Robotics Renaissance Project  

Kiru

Dajung and Junior

Autonomous Vacuum Cleaner

Spider Robot  

Mindstorms Dancing LegoBot

Robotics Related Links

My Curriculum Vitae

My resume

 

Ericson Mar's Robotics Links
Below are links and videos compiled to give persons involved with robot building and/or investigating careers involving robotics technology a list of internet resources that will help them achieve their goals.  If you have a link you would like to see here, please email me!  :)

Microcontrollers - Parts - Semiconductors - Commercial Research Robots
Books - PublicationsReference - Cutting Edge - Real World Application - Robotics Conferences


Microcontroller's suitable for robotics projects
   
"The number of transistors that can be fit onto a square inch of silicon doubles every 12 months." - Moore's Law
Arduino
The Handy Board
Handyboard Hacker's Resource Guide
The Handy Cricket
Blackfin Handyboard (in Development)
OOPic: Object-Oriented Programmable Integrated Circuit
Parallax BASIC Stamp Microcontrollers
Sumo11 Robot Controller
IntelliBrain Robot Controller
Qwerk Linux based telepresence Robot Controller
Xport Gameboy interface Robot Controller
VIA EPIA Pico-ITX Board play video
Raspberry PI


Companies that offer parts suitable for robotics projects
   
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Acroname, Inc. - Various robotics parts and experimental mobile robot platforms
The Robot MarketPlace - Robotics parts (specializing in Robot Combat competitions)
ServoCity - Motors, motion control hardware and accessories
Jameco Robot Store - Robot kits and parts
Pololu - Robots kits and parts
Trossen Robotics - Robot kits and parts
Budget Robotics - Robotics and animatronics parts
Mr Robot - Robot kits and various robotics parts and software
JOKER ROBOTICS - Mobile Robots, Legged Robots, Controller, Manipulators - EyeBot controller robots and textbook
Arrick Robotics - Automation, mobile robots, robot resources
Gamatronix - H-Bridges, Microcontroller Boards, Motor Controllers, Speech Synthesizers, Accessories
Lynxmotion - Robot kits and components
Zagros Robotics - Mobile robot bases and various robotics parts
CrustCrawler Robotics - Robot kits and components
DU-BRO Racing - Radio control airplane, car, helicopter, and boat parts
Tower Hobbies - Radio control airplane, car, helicopter, and boat parts
Solarbotics - Your BEAM Robotics Resource
Active Robots - Robot kits and various robotics parts
Robotics World - Robots, kits and parts
Robotshop.ca - Robot Kits, Parts, Toys, Vacuums and Mowers
K-Team Mobile Robots - Swiss company that develops, manufactures and markets high quality mobile robots for use in advanced education and research.
Hobby Engineering - A supply store for people who want to build robots, electronic gadgets, kinetic art or anything else that moves, beeps or flashes.
World of Robotics Online - Large supplier of robot kits
BattlePack - Robotic Power Solutions
Batteries.com - Supplier of all types of batteries
Batteries Plus Batteries Plus specialize in hard to find batteries and custom battery packs.
Mouser Electronics - Semiconductors / electronic components
Digikey - Semiconductors / electronic components
Nasa Tech Briefs Partfinder - Electronic component finder search-engine
GlobalSpec - The Engineering Search Engine
C and H Sales Company - Electronic surplus components and other products
Jameco Electronics - Semiconductors / electronics components
JDR Microdevices - Electronics and equipment
SparkFun - Electronics and Tutorials
All Electronics Corp. - Thousands of electronics and electro-mechanical parts and supplies at discount prices.
Marlin P. Jones Associates, Inc. - Assorted electronic and electromechanical components
McMaster Carr - Giant supplier of machinery, tools, materials, and hardware
Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instruments - Mechanical components supplier with CAD data
Misumi USA Inc. - Huge mechanical components supplier with CAD data (some components with configurable dimensions)
Titanium Distributors - Our first-rate customer service, experience, and quality products can meet your titanium needs
SPEC (Stock Precision Engineered Components) - Huge spring supplier with affordable precision spring kits.
BEI Systron Donner Inertial Division - Inertial sensors
Magnevation - Speech electronics and other accessories for OOPic, Basic Stamp, BasicX, Atom, and other Micro-controllers
CyberResearch - PC based data acquisition and motion systems
Smart Robots Inc. - SR4 Autonomous Mobile Robot
Circuit Specialists - Electronics supplies
SchmartBOARD - Modular, scalable circuit prototyping boards, easy to use surface-mount (SMT) to DIP boards
PCBexpress.com -  Online-order, low volume, fast turn-around PCB service
expresspcb - Online-order, low volume, fast turn-around PCB service
Custom Circuit Boards - PCB Fabrication for quick turn prototyping (Phoenix, AZ) 
Riedon - Custom designed resistor and power & precision resistors 
Quickparts.com - Online-order, low volume, fast turn-around rapid prototyping service with free layout software
eMachineShop.com - Online-order, low volume, machine shop with free CAD software
ProtoCAM - Rapid prototyping, SLA, rapid tooling, and manufacturing engineering consulting
Paramount Industries, Inc. - Rapid prototyping and product design/development
www.wb-3d.com WB Engineering Rapid Prototyping Services
RedEye On Demand Parts for prototype and production on-demand
PMD Motion Control - Motion control electronics
Electronics Manufacturers Directory - Comprehensive B2B industry portal
MFG.com - Online manufacturing marketplace: from prototypes through mass-production runs
Fab@Home - Community of home built 3D rapid prototyping devices for universal fabrication
Aerotech Motion Control Systems - Manufacturers of motion controllers, stages, drives, and positioning systems for applications worldwide.
Sensors Web Portal - Sensors Portal
ThomasNet - Resources in sourching robotics and other technical supplies


Semiconductor chip reference sites
SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics Home Page
Vishay Semiconductor
Fairchild Semiconductor
Texas Instruments Semiconductors Products Page
Best of the Web - Semiconductors


Commercial Robotics Research Systems
Adept Mobilerobots
Newton Research Labs
Gecko Systems
Wany Robotics
Segway Robotic Mobility Platform
iRobot Create


Robot Books
    "Knowledge is power." - Sir Francis Bacon
Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation, Second Edition by Joseph L. Jones, Anita M. Flynn, Bruce A. Seiger Locate in Bobst
Building Robot Drive Trains by Dennis Clark, Michael Owings Locate in Bobst
Programming Robot Controllers by Myke Predko Locate in Bobst
Personal Robotics: Real Robots to Construct, Program, and Explore the World by Richard Raucci Locate in Bobst
Sensors for Mobile Robots by H. R. Everett Locate in Bobst
Build Your Own Robot! by Karl Lunt Locate in Bobst
Robot Builder's Sourcebook by Gordon McComb Locate in Bobst
Robot Builder's Bonanza by Gordon McComb Locate in Bobst
Robotics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Circuit Blocks for Designers by Newton C. Braga Locate in Bobst
Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots by Roland Siewart and Illah R. Nourbakhsh Locate in Bobst
Designing Autonomous Mobile Robots: Inside the Mind of an Intelligent Machine by John M. Holland Locate in Bobst
Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Robots: Case Studies of Successful Robot Systems Edited by David Kortenkamp, R. Peter Bonasso and Robin Murphy Locate in Bobst
Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control by George A. Bekey Locate in Bobst
"Where Am I?": Sensors and Methods for Mobile Robot Positioning book by Johann Borenstein
Quadrupedal Locomotion: An Introduction to the Control of Four-legged Robots by Pablo González-de-Santos, Elena Garcia, Joaquin Estremera Locate in Bobst
Robotics Demystified by Edwin Wise Locate in Bobst
Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics by Joe Jones and Daniel Roth Locate in Bobst
Mobile Robotics : A Practical Introduction by Ulrich Nehmzow Locate in Bobst
Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations by Howie Choset, et al. Locate in Bobst
Electric Drives and Electromechanical Systems by Richard Crowder Locate in Bobst
Electromechanical Devices & Components Illustrated Sourcebook by Brian Elliott Locate in Bobst
Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fourth Edition by Neil Sclater, Nicholas Chironis Locate in Bobst
Technology of Machine Tools by Steve Krar Locate in Bobst
Product Design and Development by Karl Ulrich, Steven Eppinger Locate in Bobst


Publication Organizations Containing Robotics News
Robots.Net - The place to read the latest news on personal and industrial robotics, robot competitions, and other cool stuff
Robotics Trends
Robotics Online
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Robots on IEEE Spectrum Robotics
Circuit Cellar
NASA Tech Briefs Publication
Motion Control Technology
RobotDigest
Robot-Dreams
CNET Crave
Robots Rule
The Robot Report - Tracking the Business of Robotics


Useful Robotics Reference Sites
RobotWorx - An Introduction to Robotic Technology play video
NASA Internet Robotics Resources Index
ikalogic.com - Robotics and Electronics Projects, Tutorials, Resources and Downloads
Machine Grid.com
Electronics software
Robotics FAQ Table of Contents
Robotics Competition FAQ
Infrared vs. Ultrasonic - What You Should Know
Construction Materials for Robot Building
Douglas W. Jones on Stepping Motors
Animated presentation on the Variable Reluctance Stepper Motor
DPRG on hacking hobby servos for continuous-rotation
SRS on hacking hobby servos for variable-speed continuous-rotation
The Basics of Harmonic Drive Gearing play video
Haydon Anti-backlash Linear Systems
Article on MEMS Sensors
Battery Chemistry Comparison
What's the Best Battery?
Internal Resistance of Batteries
Battery Performance Curves
The WWW Virtual Library
www.robotbooks.com
Square 1 Electronics
Ridgesoft Robotics Tutorials
21st Century Robotics - Robotics portal
robotmatrix.org - Robotics portal
forengineers.net - Collection of scientific papers on robotics and mechatronics
Fritzing - Initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics
How a Robot is Made (video) - Clip showing the assembly process for a simple industrial robot arm play video
How Assembly Line Robots are Made (video) - Clip showing the manufacturing of industrial robot arms play video
How Robot Arms Work (video) - Clip from RobotWorx industrial supplier play video play video
How and WHY to Solder Correctly (video) - Clip from Curious Inventor on the basics of eletronics soldering play video
How to Solder: Removing Solder (video) - Clip from ExpertVillage on removing solder from a joint play video


Robotics on the Cutting Edge
    "Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible." - M. C. Escher
NASA Robonaut - Extravehicular astronaut designed to use human tools play video play video play video
EUROBOT - ESA Extravehicular astronaut designed for work on the International Space Station play video
The Robotics Institute - Carnegie Mellon's pioneering robotics institute
Scarab Lunar Robot - NASA/Carnegie Mellon's lunar drilling robot testbed play video
Mobile Robot Research at the MIT AI Laboratory - Birthplace of many intelligent robot technologies used today
Willow Garage - Delivering Open Source Robotics play video
Cyborg Insects - Universities interfacing electronics and insect brains to control robots play video
RedBot - Robot legs controlled by spinal cord implant play video
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Bionic Arms - Prosthetic limbs that interface directly with the human nervous system play video
Vanderbilt Bionic Arm - Prosthetic limb development under DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) play video
Luke Arm - Dean Kaman's prosthetic limb development under DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) play video
Anthroform Arm Project - Artificial muscle robot arm mimicking the human arm
Nasa GM Robo-Glove - Exoskeleton power-grip glove play video play video play video
Victhom Human Bionics Bionic Leg: the POWER KNEE - Microprocessor controlled leg for amputees play video
Bionic Eye - A bionic eye that interfaces directly with the visual cortex play video
SRI M7 Surgical Robot - Extreme environment tele-surgury robot  play video
ROBART: A Third Generation Security Robot - A paper on security robot evolution history
Stiquito Low-Cost Insect Robot
Johann Borenstein's (Robot Researcher) site with downloadable publications
SARCOS Exoskeleton (CNN Video) - Human strength enhancer suit play video
Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Project - Human strength enhancer suit (a.k.a. Lockheed Martin HULC) play video play video play video
Power Assist Suit Exoskeleton - Human strength enhancer suit for nurses play video
HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) - Cyberdyne exoskeleton human strength enhancer play video
Honda Walking Assist Device - Lower extremity exoskeleton device research for assisting elderly and mobile laborers play video play video play video
Tokyo University of Science SAYA - Receptionist robot play video
DARPA Grand Challenge - Driverless car competition play video play video
Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
Nasa Robotics Education Project - The Robotics Alliance Project
KISS Institute of Practical Robotics - Non-profit middle/high school Botball competition organizers and Interactive C robot programming language maintainers
Best Robotics - Non-profit robot competitions organizers
Seattle Robotics Society - Non-profit robotics club
Shadow Robot Company - Advanced dexterous humanoid  hand play video
Segbot - Two wheeled balancing robot based on the same principles of the Segway
dorkbot / dorkbot-nyc - NYC division of monthly meeting of people interested in creative uses of electricity
BeatBots - Robots with a rythm play video
Readybot - Project to create an easy-to-use, modular, off-the-shelf, robotic work platform play video
Boston Dynamics - Legged rough terrain robots climbing robots play video play video
Stickybot - Wall climbing robot inspired by the gecko lizard leads to powerful nanotech adhesive play video play video
Electroadhesive Robots - Enabling wall-climbing robots for security/military, inspection, and service applications  play video
SandBot - Georgia Tech hexapod robot made for traversing across sand play video play video play video
Nexi (MDS) - MIT humanoid robot research platform for social interaction with humans play video play video
QRIO - Videos of Sony's experimental 2 foot tall humanoid robot play video
Nao - Aldebran Robotics humanoid robot play video
Chroino and FT - Kyoto University humanoid and walking robots with "cartooney" design
WABOT-2 - Waseda University Humanoid Robot play video
SARCOS Robot - Carnegie Mellon humanoid robot research platform play video play video
Work Partner - Interactive mobile service robot play video
BEAR - Vecna Robotics Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot play video
Sentry - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution AUV play video
Madeline - Robotic Turtle play video
RoboCup - Robot Soccer completion play video
CONRO - Transforming self-reconfigurable robots play video
Modular Snake Robots - Carnegie Mellon University Biorobotics Laboratory play video play video play video
Amphibious Snake-Like Robot - Tokyo Institute of Technology snake robot  play video
RobotCub Cooking Robot - Learning humanoid robot that cooks play video
Festo AquaJelly - Robot using jellyfish propulsion play video|
Cave Crawler - Carnegie Mellon University Subterranean Robotics play video
Linkoping University Autonomous UAV Research Group - Surveillance and intelligence gathering helicopter robots play video
iRobot - John Deer R-Gator - Unmanned Ground Vehicle for logistics
Crusher - Carnegie Mellon University / DARPA Unmanned Ground Vehicle play video play video play video
Ripsaw - Howe and Howe Technologies, Inc. high-speed Unmanned Ground Vehicle play video play video
Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) - Robot mule UGV play video play video
Defender - Air Force Research Laboratory perimiter patrol robot
Black I Robotics - Affordable Robust Chassis play video
Future Combat Systems - Soldiers and robotic technology networked on the battlefield play video play video play video play video
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS - Aircraft Carrier Unmanned Combat Air System play video play video play video
Boeing AH-6X Little Bird UAV - Old helicopter upgraded to be autonomous as well as piloted play video play video
V-STAR - Vertical Take Off and Landing Swift Tactical Aerial Resource play video
General Dynamics Robotic Systems - Tactical Robots
Talisman UUV - Unmanned underwater vehicle stealth submarine play video
Neurorobotics - Brain machine interfaces (cyborgs) play video
Contour Crafting - University of Southern California giant building-printer robot
 

Real World Robots and Robotics Technology Application
   "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission - Robot extraterrestrial surface explorers and geologists play video play video
JPL Robotics - NASA's robotics research and implementation laboratory
National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) - Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute's commercial arm (over 40 projects) play video
iRobot Roomba, Scooba, Dirt Dog, Verro - Autonomous consumer cleaning robots play video
iRobot PackBot - Mobile robot systems for hazardous-duty operations
Foster-Miller Talon - Mobile robot systems for hazardous-duty operations play video play video
Remotec Unmanned Vehicle Systems - Mobile robot systems for hazardous-duty operations
MacroSwiss - Security and combat robotic systems play video play video
Recon Scout - Security and combat robot play video
G-NUIS - Unmanned Ground Systems play video
TiaLinx, Inc. - RADAR security and surveillance unmanned ground and air systems
Gecko Systems - Elder Care mobile robots and mobile robot research systems
Sony Entertainment Dog Robot - AIBO
Honda ASIMO - Humanoid Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility robot play video play video
HRP-4C - Fashion model humanoid robot play video play video
REEM - PAL Technology guide service robots and humanoid experimental robots play video play video play video
HoneyBee Robotics - Designer, developer, and producer of spacecraft robotic mechanisms
RedZone Robotics - Civil infrastructure maintenance
Independence iBOT Wheelchair System
- Active balance wheelchair system based on Dean Kaman's 2-wheel balancing technology play video
Friendly Robotics - Robot lawnmowers
Intuitive Surgical Robotic Surgery - Minimally invasive da Vinci Surgical System play video
Robotic Systems & Tecnologies, Inc. - Penelope surgical assistant robot play video
International Robotics, Inc. - "Techno-Marketing"
Microsoft Robotics Studio - Robotics development and simulation software
KIVA Systems - Complete automated guided vehicle system for shipping warehouses play video play video
Transbotics - Industrial automated guided vehicle systems
Tug - Hospital automated guided delivery vehicle systems
NorthStar - Robot localization system by Evolution Robotics
Precise Path Robotics - Developer of intelligent mobile robots for turf and grounds maintenance applications play video play video play video play video play video
Seegrid Robotic Industrial Trucks - 3D Vision robotic logistics vehicle play video
InTouch Health - Remote presence solutions for doctors play video
Telebotics Pebbles - Remote presence solutions for ill students play video
VideoRay - Small underwater ROV systems
Deep Ocean Engineering - Underwater ROV systems
Shilling Robotics - Heavy-duty underwater ROV systems
Underwater Forensics Robot - Robot submarine used to search for evidence underwater play video
Protector - Unmanned patrol boat play video play video
CRASAR - Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue play video
Robot Fish - Autonomous robot fish that can swim play video
Pleo - Robot Dinosaur Pet play video
Robocoaster - Industrial robot arm refitted for amusement park rides play video
Touch Bionics i-Limb Hand - Prosthetic dexterous modular hand play video
OC Robotics - Snake-arm robots - reaching the unreachable play video
Lockheed Martin K-MAX - Power lift helicopter modified to be and unmanned aircraft system play video
Fire Scout - Robot helicopter drone play video play video


Robotics Conferences
Advanced Robotics E-Symposium
RoboBusiness
RoboNexus
Robotics TechZone
RoboDevelopment play video


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Last Updated: 09/17/2014