Author Archives: Jeff Cicolani

SXSW 2016

In March of 2016 The Robot Group participated in SXSW Create. Create is a free to the public (one of the few free events open to the public at SXSW) event similar to a Maker Faire with more of a focus on technology.

Resources for Robotics Research

As we all partake in out own robotics journey we inevitably find different resources for information. My particular journey is a quest for autonomy. I am looking to build autonomous robots which perform specific tasks. Much of my time in this quest is internet research. And, in so doing, I’ve found some fantastic resources that I wanted to share with the group. What follows is a listing of links to web sites and videos on several topics. Some of the topics are¬†definitely more advanced than others. Many of them are still well beyond me, but I’ll get there. Regardless, it’s good reading.

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The InMoov Starts to Come Together

Last night was the 2nd installment of The Robot Group’s 5th Thursday Competition Night. Unfortunately there were no robots really ready to compete. Gray got his edge detecting working nicely and, I guess, he won that contest since there were no other competitors and the ‘bot completed the task. So, congratulations Gray.

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InMoov Build Plan

We will be using this post as the planning and tracking thread for our InMoov build. As we build out the bot I will be updating this post.

To get us started let’s look at the pieces of the InMoov humanoid robot in the order we’ll be tackling them.

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Group Project: InMoov Humanoid Robot

It has occurred to me what this group needs is a really good group project. One that we can set up at events, to wow the public, and help promote what it is we’re about. Introducing InMoov, the 3D printable humanoid robot.

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