So – There’s this HUGE robotics convention, that I dream one day to go to – ICRA, (if you have some pocket money to send me there you’re welcomed), It’s a place where all the best robotics scientists are being gathered to replace info and show off.
I saw this amazing folding robot, (Crawling Inchworm Robot) built from one plastic sheet, and they just add one motor and a battery and it moves! it attracted me both because it is a complete new way to manufacture robots (folded from flexible polymer) and the fact that the guy in the video mentioned, that the electro-active polymer (EAP) sheet (means a plastic that you run electricity through it and it moves) is really really cheap ! (1$~)
few weeks ago while surfing the web, I saw an ad for a contest of innovation,that will take place in Paris, (Futur-en-Seine 2013) and should be a really cool thing to visit.So I wrote 3 lines (really – 3 lines !) and filled the KeerBot site into the right location, and forgot about the whole issue.
Suddenly I got a telephone call today from one of the organizers that said that i made it to the final stage of the contest! he asked me what I need for a booth and what will I present, etc’. I was completely surprised and happy with that – It can be nice experience, and may expose the project to many people.
even if nothing will get out of it – it is a nice hint that I should return to work on the project, after neglecting it due to some (very happy) family issues.
Two mobile applications by IEEE ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) that are great source for info for robotics hobbyists
IEEE.tv – videos on subjects like wind power, biomedical engineering, and recycling computer and electronic products. New programs, recorded in high definition, are added monthly.
Robots for iPad – Robots for iPad is the best, most complete guide to the world of robotics. This fun, highly interactive app lets you explore over 100 real-world robots, with hundreds of animations, photos, videos, and articles.