Ethel even won a Silver medal for Best in Show in the ArtBot
More importantly, I was able to test the tele-presence with the
multiple cameras and found the increased viewing area to be a
marked improvement in operation and public safety.
After RoboGames 2010, Ethel got a new squeeze bulb-type
bicycle squeaker horn which is activated by a servo. I also added a
110 db Ooo-Gaah horn which is activated by a Team Delta switch and a 30 amp relay. I took Ethel next to Maker Faire 2010
where she was a big hit playing her music, waving her arms, blowing bubbles, and, of course, dancing with the kids.
Vision for Ethel’s Future
After about a year of testing, I believe that I understand
Ethel’s capabilities well enough to take her to the next level
by using RoboRealm’s vision processing modules and
addimg some more ultrasonic and infrared sensors to let
her begin to roam free. My hope is to someday get her
to take out the trash.
Parts and Software Suppliers
Grainger Industrial Supply
MSC Industrial Supply
The Robot Marketplace
Machine vision processing and robot control software.
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