MOK-i SEE, WON-i DO
Mokwon University (South Korea) held a four-day Robot Festival in
November ‘ 11. This is a yearly event that began in 2006 to showcase
student robot projects. The 20 or so examples demonstrated last year
included some that could be controlled using a smart phone,
autonomous vehicles that used both stereoscopic vision and 3D vision
systems, service robots, small bipeds, and guides for the visually impaired.
The humanoids in the photo (Mok-i and Won-i) have attracted several
prospective students to the University’s booth at many of the recent
college and university fairs. The lab boasts a 100% graduate employment
rate for the past two years. Mokwon University is located in Daedeok
Innopolis — a technological innovation hub in Daejeon made up of
several universities and research institutes including KAIST.
Check out the
new website called
which aims to be a sort of social network and Cloud
communications system for consumer robots and other
"smart" household objects.
Bi-directional control for a single brushed DC Motor
Support motor from 7VDC-25VDC
Max. current up to 80A peak (1s) and 40A for more than
Two SmartDrive40 can be used together under mix
mode for differential drive system.
16KHz switching frequency for quiet operation
Current limiting, reverse polarity and thermal protection
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