This was spotted at Google’s booth at Maker Faire this weekend. Oddly reminiscent of the one we showed at the indoor/outdoor SRL events at Maker Faire 2007 sans protective plastic and using real peoples’ hands!


(Thanks David Pescovitz for the video!)

Compare with the more efficient moves and style of the SRL robot:

More images and videos of the SRL version here

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CyberPunk Panel

April 20, 2015

Mark Pauline joins Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Scott Fisher and others on a panel on the Origins of Cyberpunk Culture at USC on April 24 2015. More information on Cyberpunk: Past and Future here The Ray Stark Family Theatre University Park Campus USC School of Cinematic Arts 108 April 24 2015 10am

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New Gripper for the Track Robot

March 22, 2015

This is an underactuated gripper digit that will be used for the 3 finger gripper on the Track Robot. The linkages (which are spring loaded) cause the finger to behave like a real finger and allow it to automatically grip nearly any type of object securely. Its 8 inches long. It only requires a single […]

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SRL Banned Again, This Time at Ft Mason

March 14, 2015

SRL was invited to perform at the 2015 SF International Arts Festival, This is actually a theatre festival, with performers coming to SF from around the world. SRL agreed to perform for free; collecting revenues from ticket sales to the SRL show only. This would have been the third major SRL performance at Ft. Mason. […]

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Mark Pauline’s talk at NerdNite East Bay – Feb 21 2015

March 1, 2015

This is a lecture delivered at Chabot Planetarium 2/21/15. First public run of the rebuilt Track Robot. Shows the Oculus Rift 3d telepresence system operating with some video interference generated by the wireless mics being used there. Also features my kid, Jake Eddie Pauline, skillfully driving the Track Robot. This is also the first video […]

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New 3D Camera System for the Track Robot

February 25, 2015

Aside from speaking at Chabot and demoing the newly refurbished Track Robot, Mark Pauline also installed a new 3D camera tracking system on it and says, “Got the 3d Oculus system on the Track Robot up and running all the way today. Tilt/pan/roll using the Oculus headtracking output, 3d camera with dual 1 watt video […]

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Track Robot Rides Again

February 21, 2015

Mark got the Track Robot running with the new controllers and the 3D vision system which he’s bringing on Sat Feb 21 to his presentation for East Bay Nerd Nite The last time the track robot was taken out for a spin was for the Shipyard show in Berkeley 2001!

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Mark Pauline Talk at Nerd Nite

February 12, 2015

Come see Mark Pauline present at Nerd Nite in Chabot Feb 21 8-10pm

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Track Robot – New ESC Controller testing

January 29, 2015

The Track Robot rises from the dead. Testing the new quad speed controller for the Track Robot on the tread motors. The ESC’s are rated for 150 amps @ 24VDC on the made in china scale so cut that in half. They seem ok for regular duty. However, I determined that if you operate at […]

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OC Robotics Snake vs SRL Spine Robot?

January 5, 2015

BoingBoing’s David Pescovitz wonders what would happen in an encounter of OC Robotics Snake Robot vs SRL Spine Robot. What would SRL come up with with a few million $ – investors should find out! SRL debuted the Spine Robot at the Explosion of Ungovernable Rage show in 2010.

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