||This is Espresso, a Gamoto-powered Firefighting
robot, with a Cricket for a brain. I made this for the 2004 contest,
but never got to enter it due to a last minute spill onto the basement
floor. It's now fixed and working well, ready for next year. I have
posted detailed pictures of its construction, as well as a video of
it going through the maze. It uses dead-reckoning combined with localization
by IR sensor at key points for correction.
|This guy is Vito, a legged robot.
He is a two-legged walker (well, he's two-legged anyway), and can
stand up from a crouching position, take a bow, and actively balance
himself. He can adapt to angled or uneven surfaces, and to mild
pushes in any direction. Click on the picture for more detail.
||LEX, the big-wheeled lexan robot, using
the LM629 PID controller chip. This is my largest, fastest robot.
I wanted something that would really be able to move quickly, yet
precisely. Click on the picture for more about LEX.
|This a CD Sumo robot. I made this
after reading about the design of the FirstBOT
on the web. It was inspiring because it was so simple.
I made it in a couple hours, start to finish, using old music CDs.
It uses a PIC 16F84 controller, on a PCB by Micro
||This is LEO, short for Leonardo
da Vinci. This was my very first robot. It has a Basic
Stamp 2 for a brain, and seeks light. It uses stepper motors
for drive wheels, and a chopper style stepper motor control board.
|US FIRST Robotics is a nationwide robotics competition
for high school students. This is a picture of our 1999 team's
robot, and more information on the program
||This is "Trembling Cricket,"
a Gamoto and Cricket powered Firefighting robot, submitted in the
2004 contest by a UMass Lowell student. It won third place! It was
originally built by me and Fred Martin, and entered as Gamadome in
2002, but it had a less than stellar performance the first time.
|This is a Gamoto-powered student
project, from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The class required
the students to make some kind of demonstration, using the Gamoto
controller and a cricket.