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# Blog Profile / GoRobotics.net

URL : http://www.gorobotics.net/ Hobbies / Robotics 226 1 February 13, 2009

## Blog Post Archive

### GoRobotics Selected to be the Best Robotic Resource for Electrical Engineering

If you have a keen sense of observation, you would have noticed the badge over to the GoRobotics logo, if not, here it is again. We are very proud to announce that GoRobotics was selected to be the Best Robotics Resource for Electrical Engineers by the Electrical Engineering Schools website, a portal focusing on educational resources for EE students. [...]

### The Hovis Genie is Out of The Bottle

Dongbu Robotics released the Hovis Genie, a new humanoid robot. This platform is built on the Hovis Eco biped platform but the legs have been replaced by a holonomic omniwheel drive system and an additional smart device holder in the chest. The resulting robot is very stable, versatile and has lots of possibilities for interactivity and advanced development. See the [...]

Cubiebot, a little robot made from hobbyist robot parts and cardboard is directing and filming its own documentary. As a matter of fact, many of these filmmaker robots are on the loose interviewing humans about their relationships with other robots. As shown in the video below, these cute robots capture the attention of the participants and invite them to [...]

### 2013 Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon Participants

The Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013 is currently taking place. The hacking marathon where participants compete to create the best cloud monitoring robotic application started on April 6th and will be ending on the 14th of the same month. So far 29 teams from all around the world are hard at work as shown on the hackathon [...]

### Vehicle Speed, RPM, and Wheel Diameter Finder

Use this tools to compute, the resulting robot speed, the required motor RPM, and the corresponding wheel diameter. Solve for Vehicle Speed: Equation: Speed = (RPM (diameter PI) / 60) Solve for Motor Speed: Equation: RPM = ((60 speed) / (diameter PI)) Solve for Wheel Diameter: Equation: Diameter = ((60 speed) [...]

### Unit Conversion Tool

Instructions: Select the appropriate unit and enter a value to be converted. Note: Weight (force) and mass are different entities. To convert mass to weight, multiply by gravity (9.81 m/s^2 or 32f t/s^2). Note: Although kg-cm is used throughout the RobotShop site, it is actually kgf-cm. Similarly, oz-in should actually read ozf-in throughout [...]

### Robot Arm Torque Calculator

The Robot Torque Arm Calculator is intended to help you choose the right motor for each joint of your robotic arm. The torque (T) required at each joint is calculated as a worst case scenario (lifting weight at 90 degrees). Ensure your units are consistent. Most common units are kg-cm and oz-in. Take a look [...]

### Drive Motor Sizing Tool

The Drive Motor Sizing Tool is intended to give an idea of the type of drive motor required for your specific robot by taking known values and calculating values required when searching for a motor. DC motors are generally used for continuous rotation drive systems, though can be used for partial (angle to angle) rotation [...]

### Robot Arm Torque Tutorial

This tutorial is intended to complement the Robot Arm Torque Calculator found in the Dynamic Tools section of the RobotShop Learning Center. The equations used in the calculator to determine the torque required at any given lifting joint (raising the arm vertically) in a robotic arm are presented here. Note that the term “actuator” is used rather [...]

### GoRobotics Selected to be the Best Robotic Resource for Electrical Enginners

If you have a keen sense of observation, you would have noticed the badge over to the GoRobotics logo, if not, here it is again. We are very proud to announce that GoRobotics was selected to be the Best Robotics Resource for Electrical Engineers by the Electrical Engineering Schools website, a portal focusing on educational resources for EE students. [...]

### GoRobotics Merges with the RobotShop Blog

GoRobotics has been renewed and integrated into RobotShop blog. In the objective to keep one of the best online resources for robotic learning evolving and current, we revamped its looks, re-categorized its posts, added a bunch of new content and merged it with the RobotShop Blog. Wait what? All the resources from GoRobotics.net have been integrated along with the [...]

### HUBO Shows What Is Expected in Robotic Disaster Response

We reported on the DARPA Humanoid Challenge before, but now we finally have a video that shows what would be the ideal winner of the contest, as imagined by the Universities behind the HUBO humanoid robot. Of course this is just an animation showing a perfect scenario, but as far as what is publicly known, [...]

### Meet Atlas, The Official Robot Competing in the DARPA Challenge

As we reported before, DARPA issued its latest challenge where they will require a humanoid robot to complete a series of tasks (worthy of an action movie) which include driving a car, breaking down a wall, and using tools – all with the goal of “saving the day” during a mock industrial accident. The challenge officially started today, [...]

### Another Year, Another Awesome Robot Film Festival

The 2012 Robot Film Festival took place last weekend (on July 14th) in New York. The festival opened with a per-screening of the upcoming movie Robot & Frank, winner of the Sundance Film Festival. The festival features a myriad of short films featuring robots of all kinds, and they are all available in their site for everybody’s enjoyment. Take [...]

### DIY Robots Make a Sandwich

Besides loving robots, we love to eat sandwiches. So when we see robots making sandwiches that we can (probably) eat it makes us really happy. How to make us even happier? Make those robots DIY and made from parts you can find at RobotShop. The robots illustrated in the video use Lynxmotion robotic arms to manipulate the ingredients and Vex parts [...]

### How to Make a Robot – Lesson 10: Programming Your Robot

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson...Show More Summary

### Basics: What is a Motor Controller?

A Motor Controller is a device that acts as intermediary between your robot’s microcontroller, batteries and motors. A motor controller is necessary because a microcontroller can usually only provide roughly 0.1 Amps of current whereas most actuators (DC motors, DC gear motors, servo motors etc.) require several Amps. The current a motor consumes is related to [...]

### Basics: How Do I Choose an Actuator?

An actuator is a device that converts electrical energy into physical motion. Choosing the right actuators (which include DC motors, gear motors, servo motors, linear actuators, muscle wire etc.) requires an imagination and a bit ofShow More Summary

### Basics: How Do I Choose a Microcontroller?

For a beginner, choosing the right microcontroller may seem like a daunting task, especially considering the range of products, specifications and potential applications. There are many different microcontroller boards available on the market: Arduino; BasicATOM; BasicX; Blueroomelectronics; POB Technology; Parallax. Show More Summary

### Basics: How Do I Control My Robot?

There are many different ways to communicate with a robot. Robots are most often controlled using a tether (wired), wirelessly or autonomously. Tethered The easiest way to control a robot is using a handheld controller connected physically to the robot using wires or a cable. Toggle switches on the controller allow you to control the [...]

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