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A.M.P. - Automated Music Personality
The Product

The worlds first two-wheeled, self-balancing music player.  A.M.P. combines a room-thumping audio system in its chest, and plays music for you from either your smartphone, or a direct-attached electronic music player.  A.M.P. has a smartphone application that allows the user to control the robot and stream music to it.  He has built-in music tracks just for his personality, so he works right out of the box.  He has a separate remote control that snaps into his back so that you can control him outside of the phone app too.

According to The Android at the DEMO Fall 2011 conference "A.M.P. is the worlds coolest Android phone accessory....and I know Android accessories better than anyone!"

 

Oddwerx - Phone Dock
The Product

The Oddwerx Phone Dock is a dock, is a smartphone with legs.  It is a dock you can snap your Android or iPhone into, and combined with the appropriate app, gives your phone personality, and mobility.  The Oddwerx Phone Dock has a sample source API that allows application developers of existing smartphone apps to add mobility, and interaction to their existing smartphone apps.

For more detailed information on the Oddwerx, they have their own website and blog www.oddwerx.com

 

Star Wars Science - Force Trainer
The Product

May the force be with you!  The Force Trainer by Uncle Milton actually allows you to control a Jedi Training Remote with your mind, by tapping into cutting-edge brainwave technology.  Utilizing dry neural sensor technology, the headset reads and interprets your brainwaves.  The deeper your concentration and mental focus, the greater your ability to move the Training Sphere up or down the Training Tower.

The Force Trainer was one of the Top-10 toys of 2009.

Video Clips:

Star Wars Force Trainer Promotional Video
Good Morning America
Ellen Degeneres Show
Think Geek

 

Google Android Robot
The Robot

The iconic Google Android comes to life, with a two wheeled balancing robot, that looks and feels like a real android.  It seemed fitting for him to be a balancing robot, because although he has legs, he never uses them, just floats around. 

No Android is complete without the his own Android App, to control him.  The app. allows him to be driven around, speak, play music streamed from the phone or tablet, change the color of the lighting in his head, and turn his head from side to side.  He also responds to a variety of voice commands using Google Cloud services.  The app. was created using the Google App Inventor Beta, and runs on both Android phones, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The "Bug Droid" as we affectionately call him, made his first appearances at Google IO 2011, and Maker Faire 2011.

Video Clips:

Bug Droid at Google IO
PC Magazine
Time Lapse of BugDroids with the Crowd at Maker Faire 2011

 

Marty - The Martini Robot
The Market

In the spirit of constructing useful, service, robots, bordering on novelty, Marty was constructed with the idea in-mind, that robots can take mundane tasks and make them fun.  This robot can be constructed from low cost materials, and in high volume, can be sold quite cheaply, as a novelty item.

The Robot

Marty was initially designed as a simple balancing cart that can server drinks at a party or in a bar.  However, as people react to his presence, they anthropomorphize this balancing robot, and he becomes the center of attention and conversation.  The robot could be equipped with a beacon following system similar to the "Follow-Me" robot below, to follow a server around a bar or restaurant setting, or could just be a simple static cart for people to set their drinks on while socializing.

Marty Features:

Custom designed board stack
Remote control for driving the unit around
Slide mode for easily positioning the robot near tables or patrons
Powerful 24v drive system
Anti-slip mat, and rails, for holding plenty of drinks without spilling
Large carrying capacity.  Can balance with loads of 100+ pounds.

Video Clips:

NY1 CES 2009 Coverage

 

Follow-Me
The Market

Service robotics is currently touted as the future of the consumer robotics industry.  With clearly successful applications of autonomous floor cleaning systems, and lawn mowers, many consumer electronic companies are looking to tap into the multi-billion dollar market for service robots, but are just lacking a good starting point, nor the technology.

The Robot

Follow-me is a demonstration of a simple service robotics, design, that built for the not-so-simple, everyday task of following you around and carrying your stuff for you.  There are dozens of specific applications for which this could be used; helping the elderly or the handicapped, carrying luggage around the airport, hauling files around an office environment, moving laundry around a household, or any other task which involves carrying something around a structured environment.  The robot follows a beacon which could be sewn into a piece of clothing, or worn on a belt loop.  Whoever has the beacon, the robot tries to stay within a fixed distance from the wearer, while avoiding any obstacles that might be in the path of travel.  Like all the other robots, OLogic has worked on, this robot is totally autonomous, and tries to make intelligent decisions on what to do next.

Follow-Me Features:

Custom designed board stack
190 degree field of view sonar array for obstacle avoidance
Sonar-based follow-me technology for following beacon
12v permanent magnet motors
Optical encoder closed loop motion control
Remote, electronic E-Stop for safety.
Large carrying bin for hauling small loads 20-40 pounds in weight.

Video Clips:

Following in a crowd at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
Additonal Testing at labs at SJ Automation

 

Giraffe
The Market

Military and civil service robots, are currently the largest market segment for most robotics manufacturers.  There are many emerging opportunities in autonomous surveillance, and equipment setup.  

The Robot

Giraffe was designed for NPC Robotics to showcase the benefits of a robot, equipped with a self-assembling pole attached to it.  Giraffe contains a "ribbon-lift", which spools out three metal ribbons, that form into a rigid, triangular pole, capable of lifting a 50 pound load up to 15 feet in the air.  Ribbon lifts are also made in larger sizes capable of supporting a 500 pound load 25 feet in the air as well.  This example shows a pan-tilt-zoom camera attached to the pole, however, it could just as easily be a lighting fixture, an antenna, a public broadcast device, a weather measurement instrument, or countless other ideas where a mobile, autonomous pole is needed. Giraffe is equipped to automatic linear actuators that self-level the robot before deploying the pole on sloped terrain.  Want to light a runway at night, on the fly?  Deploy a small fleet of these robots, GPS equipped, with a runway light on top, and send them off on their own to automatically position themselves along the runway.  Countless possibilities for this technology.

Giraffe Features:

Custom designed electronics
Canon Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera package
ComCam camera security server system
15 ft. Ribbon lift for 50 pound loads
Self-leveling linear actuator system for stability
Remote controlled or autonomous operation.

Video Clips:

Demo @ CES 2007

IGOR - XYZ
The Robot

IGOR stands for Indoor GPS OLogic Robot. IGOR demonstrates OLogic's multi-vendor partnering, and systems integration capability.  IGOR utilizes an ultrasonic-indoor-GPS system developed by SJAutomation, remote tele-operation developed by ComCam International, and OLogic robotic control system technology.   IGOR is capable of autonomously driving between indoor waypoints, with no user intervention.  A camera mounted in the robot, delivers a wavelet-compressed live video feed, to the end-user anywhere on the internet, and allows them to control the robot, by commanding it to drive to waypoints and take action.  Since the robot is totally autonomous, the end-user does not need real-time control, therefore internet latencies do not affect its operation.  There are many of specific applications for which this could be used from robotic security, to office mail delivery, to warehouse automation, to delivering patents or medications in a hospital environment.

IGOR Features:

Custom designed board stack
70 degree field of view camera
Sonar-based Indoor GPS technology for location awareness
12v permanent magnet motors
Optical encoder closed loop motion control
Remote, electronic E-Stop for safety.
Internet Tele-Operation

Video Clips:

Tests @ SJ Automation Labs
More Testing @ SJ Automation

Odyssey

The Challenge

Robo-Magellan is a robotics competition emphasizing autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance over varied, outdoor terrain.  Robots have three opportunities to navigate from a starting point to an ending point and are scored on time required to complete the course with opportunities to lower the score based upon contacting intermediate points marked by road cones.

The Robot

 The robot must not be constructed in such a way as to damage the environment or other robots.  No robot may weigh more than 50 pounds nor may it use an internal or external combustion engine.  The robot must fit inside a 4'x4'x4' cube for the entire duration of its run.  Robots must be autonomous.  Remote control is not allowed with the exception of the remote control safety switch(es).

Odyssey Features:

Custom designed board stack
GPS system with WAAS correction
6-degree of freedom inertial navigation system
2-axis Magneto-Inductive Compass
20 fps camera and computer vision system
12v permanent magnet motors
Optical encoder closed loop motion control
100 amp motor controller
Weighs 48 pounds

Video Clips:

Running the Course at the 2005 RoboGames in San Francisco

Awards:

2nd Place RoboGames 2007 (Silver Medal)
3rd Place SRS Robothon 2006
1st Place RoboGames 2006 (Gold Medal)
2nd Place RoboGames 2005 (Silver Medal)
2nd Place SRS Robothon 2004

 

The Brain
Brainwave Controlled Robot


Developed as a proof-of-concept
Controlled using Neurosky Sensors
Wireless, wearable headset.
Visual feedback lets you know when your brain is in the right mindset for controlling the robot.
Easy to use. 
Made its debut at CES 2007.
Seen on on ABC 7 News and mentioned in several press articles on devices demonstrating Neurosky sensor technology.

Video Clips:

ABC 7 News
Video @ CES 2007 Demo

RED
Two-Wheeled Balancing Robot


State-of-the-art balancing software
Balancing is accomplished using a small piezo-electric gyro combined with the output of a two-axis accelerometer using a Kalman filter.
CPU is an inexpensive PIC18F6621
High-resolution shaft encoders
Remote Controlled using 2.4GHZ Radio
Custom designed board stack.
Inexpensive parts.
Off-Road Tires for outdoor use


 

Flexo
Two-Wheeled Balancing Robot


State-of-the-art balancing software
Balancing is accomplished using a small piezo-electric gyro combined with the output of a two-axis accelerometer using a Kalman filter.
CPU is an inexpensive PIC18F252
High-resolution shaft encoders
20 fps computer vision system that follows any red object.
Custom designed board stack.
Can also be radio controlled
Inexpensive parts.
Seen several times on G4/Tech-TV


 

Video Clips:

Cone Tracking at the 2005 SRS Robothon in Seattle
People Tracking  in San Jose, CA
Target Tracking  in San Jose, CA
Pirouettes during early testing

Awards:

Best Engineered Robot -  SRS Robothon 2005

 

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