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34 Build the Plastic Bot of Destruction — Part 4
by Michael Simpson
We wrap things up this month on our PBOD with the addition of the
cover and weapons platform.
40 DARPA Gets the SCHAFT
by Dave Prochnow
Japanese Team SCHAFT crushed the competition at the recent Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge Trials.
44 Bran Dee’s Bar — A Drink Making Robot
by Steven Nelson
Follow the journey of a pile of parts and inspiration to a drink
53 Programming the Arduino in AmForth
by Craig A. Lindley
You may not be aware that Forth was one of the earliest languages
used in robotics and has a lot going for it — especially in the realm of
rapid prototyping. Get a feel for this stack-based procedural
programming language that offers users high productivity.
58 Windows 8 Tablets: The Ultimate Robot Controller — Part 3
by John Blankenship and Samuel Mishal
This time, explore programming a robot to navigate to a general
destination using GPS and compass readings, and then once there,
use images from the tablet’s camera to find an object of a
22 BUILD REPORT:
Isotelus Rex — Part 2
26 Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can
Chew — Part 1: Understanding
28 Robot Life Cycle: Reptar
31 How Fast is Fast Enough?