News: Master Nerd Births Perfect Copy Cat Bot

Master Nerd Births Perfect Copy Cat Bot

Master Nerd Births Perfect Copy Cat Bot

Can't help but smile at this goofy, endearing nerd "master" (Vitalijus Rodnovas) guiding his copy-cat protege robot (coined Waldo). The rig allows Waldo to mimic Rodnovas' body movements in actual real time.

Hackaday has dug up the HowTo notes:

"...The project page is slight on details and is mostly written in his native Lithuanian, but the pictures speak volumes, and with a little help from Google Translate we can learn the essential facts: The robot itself is a commercially-available kit, the Kondo KHR-1HV from Japan. The custom-built harness uses a collection of surplus Soviet-era military potentiometers (acquired on eBay) to read the positions of his elbows and shoulders, then an ATmega8-based interface board translates these readings into motion commands sent to the robot's onboard controller. Some additional notes and code can be found on the RoboSavvy Forum."

Check it out.

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Bipedal weapons systems demo. Give it a few years and we will have full fledged Gundams.

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