Come Here –
I Want to
RETURNED FROM SECLUSION.
This month, we have the privilege to present he VeeAR VRbot voice recognition module which comes to us courtesy of Tigal. Tigal is
a high-tech electronics distributor from Austria,
and the VRbot module is designed for use with
the Robonova-1 from Hitec (and with its Japanese
cousin, the Robozak). Given our previous trials and
travails with the Robonova, we thought perhaps a
good talking to might bring it around.
Debugged in the Sanitarium
Way back in the May and July ‘06 issues of
SERVO, we had the opportunity to work with the
Robonova-1 robot from Hitec. To celebrate the
Tetsujin 2006 competition, we outfitted the
Robonova with an exoskeleton designed to take
on the cylinder stacking
challenge. Unfortunately, our
Robonova’s last adventure
ended with a shameful
denouement that earned him
the moniker of Prince Myshkin.
The hip servo in his left leg went
crazy, kicking out and refusing
to cooperate when it was
supposed to be in the zero
position. While this was likely
just a problem with the
just like his literary namesake, our ill-fated
Robonova has spent its time since then in
seclusion, though not anywhere as swank as a
THE VEEAR VRBOT MODULE FROM TIGAL.
72 SERVO 05.2010