James Newton of Haddington Dynamics on the Dexter Robot Arm

10:16:05 From James Newton : Half baked ideas? There is a site for that:
10:20:30 From Terry James : Good morning everyone.
10:21:15 From Jesse : in 2003 the government replaced all birds with robotic drones programed to covertly spy on us
10:21:59 From Terry James : I did like the robot that Steve K. mentioned he was using for teaching. I purchased one and assembled it, the Makeblock mBot Ranger. Has a lot of very nice modularity
10:22:00 From Mitch : Here’s the background on the fake birds movement.
10:22:12 From James Newton : That’s the one, Jesse.
10:23:38 From Terry James : Notice how the body and head have almost no vertical movement when the ostrich runs.
10:24:21 From Terry James : The robot bounces more than Mother Nature.
10:24:40 From Jesse : In birds, a set of three tendons provide the spring force and are pulled tight by the abdominal muscle.
10:25:27 From Robert : This New Rescue Robot Doggy AI Is Amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM-rKTOyD_k
10:26:42 From Terry James : Which end is head vs tail?
10:27:13 From Jesse : That is quite the good boy
10:29:36 From Robert : The NW Model Hobby Expo is coming on April 9-10, 2022 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA.
Check out the website, nwmhe.com, for current information, including signup forms, floor layouts, and more!
10:30:09 From Robert : http://westernalliedrobotics.com/
10:31:15 From Robert : 5pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday. This is a 2 day event with different robot classes running on each day. Weight Class(es): 150g, 1lb,3lb, 12lb, 1lb plastic class (see rules), 30lb Sportsman class, Format: Double Elimination
10:32:35 From Robert : http://nwmhe.com/Battle%20Robotics/index.php
10:33:07 From James Newton : http://techref.massmind.org/techref/io/serial/i2c/withGIFs.html
10:33:46 From Jesse : Why not use Bluetooth, a radio connection, or IR data?
10:34:35 From Robert : DeepMind’s New AI: As Smart As An Engineer… Kind Of! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_cxDgR1x-c
10:34:52 From Gordon Greene : Is this basically an opto-isolator?
10:35:45 From Richard Greenway : https://web.dev/bluetooth/
10:36:44 From Robert : iCUB3 can replicate all human actions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8sU3cgefZU
10:37:47 From Mitch : This is a favorite of mine. A cube robot that uses three flywheels to move and balance.
10:39:06 From Robert : This New Rescue Robot Doggy AI Is Amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM-rKTOyD_k
10:39:57 From Robert : That’s probably the best one.
10:43:51 From Robert : MIT’s Mini Cheetah robot runs faster than ever A new method allows MIT’s Mini Cheetah to learn how to run fast and adapt to walking on challenging terrain. This learning-based method outperforms previous human-designed methods and allowed the Mini Cheetah to set a record for speed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BqNl3AtPVw
10:45:36 From Robert : How This Humanoid Robot Was Made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iO6XhbVQfs
10:46:35 From Robert : AI will replace coding soon. People won’t even need to know it.
10:48:11 From Robert : Weight Loss Surgery: Robotic Bariatric Procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55S-JleEoeU
10:49:26 From Robert : Ultimate Robotic Dog that Can Walk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiytvPDcbMs
10:52:11 From Robert : Making of Variable Head Solar Grass Cutter Weed Trimmer Robot | Robotics Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUT1WJN_mxY
10:53:17 From Robert : SRI Robotics presents the future of excavation: Remote and automated digging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltzXGKKKyLk
10:54:10 From Jesse : That is basically the plot of Megaman
10:54:35 From Robert : 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition RAPID REACT Game Animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgniEjI9cCM
10:56:31 From Robert : Orientation to Electronic and Technical Arts Studio – First Sat. of Every Month. (Online) https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-4664388
10:58:58 From Robert : Drones 101: Components and Learning to Fly. https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-4707345
10:59:15 From James Newton : https://github.com/HaddingtonDynamics/Dexter/wiki
10:59:22 From Mitch : I have to head out, I’ll catch the presentation when it’s uploaded on Youtube. Good to chat with everyone!
11:11:43 From Jesse : Yes.
11:11:51 From Jesse : You make sense so far.
11:21:26 From Nathan Kohagen : Impressive.
11:31:28 From Nathan Kohagen : Does Haddington Dynamics hold any patents on the things in open source Dexter 1? Are there any patents on the later revisions?
mechanical design
control method
11:34:37 From Nathan Kohagen : Makes sense
11:34:41 From Nathan Kohagen : Awesome!
11:51:02 From Jesse : I’m going to be looking bosh up later.
11:51:31 From Jesse : What language is dexters softwere written in?
11:53:59 From Nathan Kohagen : Excellent presentation!
11:54:28 From Nathan Kohagen : Amazing work by you and your team!
12:00:33 From Jesse : Bump to stop is pretty cool.
12:00:53 From Jesse : I learned alot.