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RF Motion Controlled Robot

Introduction For our final project, we designed and implemented a remote-control car with a user-controlled steering wheel interface. We wanted a user interface that was immediately intuitive and familiar, which we thought a steering wheel with an onboard accelerometer definitely accomplished. Additionally, we wanted a system that could realize reliable real-time remote communication, so we …

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a kill switch that would turn the vehicle off once the user is done controlling

Robot Car Controlled by Hand Motions

Introduction: For our final project in ECE 4760: Design with Microcontrollers, we decided to explore the concept of controlling a vehicle with the user’s hand orientation relative to the ground. By the end of the semester, we designed a cheap and effective hand controlled vehicle using the PIC32 microcontroller. This project is comprised of two …

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High level design

Twitter Emote Robot

Introduction Social Media outlets like Twitter and Facebook have become dominating players in the field of human interaction. Indeed many interactions have become mediated by digital technology. We believe the loss of the physical component of interaction has had negative effects on human relationships overall. Current research studies agree that people become more isolated through …

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COM-HPC — NEXT GENERATION STANDARD FOR INDUSTRIAL SERVER GRADE COMPUTER-ON-MODULES

COM-HPC — NEXT GENERATION STANDARD FOR INDUSTRIAL SERVER GRADE COMPUTER-ON-MODULES

Advantech, a member of the PICMG COM-HPC subcommittee and the leading solution provider for A-IoT platforms and building blocks, announces COM-HPC. The new standard will be the technological platform for a series of high-performance Computer-on-Modules to be released by Advantech as an extension of its portfolio. They will be designed to meet the exacting requirements of next-generation …

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Writing Robot Arm

Writing Robot Arm

Introduction In this project, we built a writing machine using a 4-DOF robot arm. This robot arm is controlled by PIC32 and can write the 26 letters and ten numbers. Users can send instructions to the microcontroller through the serial interface to control the robot arm to write words or digits they want. What we …

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copper foil with pattern

Capacitive Sensing Robot Arm

Introduction For our final project, we built a 2 axis robot arm with a capacitive sensor on the final member, which will allow the robot to detect a person near the robot. When there is an object detected, the arm will stop depending on the measured capacitance. The purpose of this type of sensor is …

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MIT CSAIL’S SWINGBOT LEARNS THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AN OBJECT TO SWING IT INTO NEARLY ANY DESIRED POSE

MIT CSAIL’S SWINGBOT LEARNS THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AN OBJECT TO SWING IT INTO NEARLY ANY DESIRED POSE

Being a human is far easier than being an artificial machine. The things we take for granted sometimes are some of the toughest tasks to give robots. Take, for instance, something as simple and mundane as handling objects of different sizes and weights. We as humans really do not care about how we are able …

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Block Diagram

Karaoke Robot Judge

Introduction Karaoke Robot Judge is a karoke machine with a robot Simon Cowell as a judge. For this project, we designed a karaoke machine on the PIC32 with a robot judge made of two servo motors. The user can choose one of three songs to sing from the Python GUI. The background audio is played …

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