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Grapple (was ADB)

A rubik's snake-like robot that senses different kinds of touch and responds in kind.

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This project was created on 03/01/2014

Description
A rubik's snake-like robot that senses different kinds of touch and responds in kind. Can tell the difference between gentle and harsh handling and then generates it's own responses that expressed physically. The robot is composed of a bunch of interconnected modules that each consist of 3d printed shell containing a few capacitive sensors, a battery, a smart servo, a slip ring and a control circuit. Each module is basically it's own robot, and when linked together the units talk to each other and coordinate actions. The length can grow by adding more modules. Current State: Not up to snuff...motors break. homebrew slip rings suck. Would like to improve with better sensing, more dynamic movement, better software. Would also like to chrome it up!

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Eric Tsai wrote 6 months ago null point

Oh very cool! But also somewhat creepy! I like it!

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zakqwy wrote 7 months ago null point

You should ping curtis.layton for suggestions. This is right in his wheelhouse.

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 9 months ago null point

Straight out of Philip K. Dick novel .... unbelievable work ! Would love more detail ...

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