New 5-axis CNC

by srl on August 25, 2015

SRL just acquired a new 5-axis CNC machine – let’s see what new robots come out of SRL HQ next!

The old 4 axis is for sale – details here.

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The Offspring are for sale!

July 21, 2015

Now for sale on ebay: Buy your own SRL machine! One of the Offspring props from the Computer History Museum Show up on the auction block. Support SRL!! See: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/391205669864?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

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Images and Videos Up for the SRL Mini-Show for Zero1

July 12, 2015

Last week at SRL we asked the question, “What would a machine think was funny 100 years from now?” This is the answer. SRL Showcase at Zero1 Event at the Computer History Museum. This mini-show was a robotic re-enactment of Karl Sims’ evolved virtual creatures where genetic code worms spewed out of a head into […]

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SRL Stages a Live Re-Enactment of Karl Sims’ Evolved Virtual Creatures

July 8, 2015

SRL stages a live re-enactment of Karl Sims evolved virtual creatures featuring The Spine Robot as the “Master Programmer” and the SRL 3D Remote Telepresence Track Robot playing the part of the “mutation algorithm”. Offspring Population (see below) by Mark Pauline and Kimric Smythe. Offspring Imagist Karen Marcelo. With Special Guest Stars “Flying Tiger Packer […]

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Track Robot Gripper Finished!

July 4, 2015

The three fingers of the underactuated gripper for the track robot are done and assembled (not pinned yet). Now to make the palm and motorize for grip and rotate. Gimp hand Doppelgänger! Click on image to get larger view More info on the Track Robot here Track Robot Maintenance Log

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Spray Nozzle for the Motoman Flamethrower Arrives!

July 1, 2015

Many pages of paperwork later, Mark finally got the Parker Macrospray ITAR ( International Treaty of Arms Regulation) regulated fuel spray nozzles for the Motoman Flamethrower. Note the restrictions listed on the invoice. These are test nozzles for combustion research. The same macrospray design is used in all the latest fighter jet engines. They generate […]

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Google does a SRL Imitiation at Maker Faire 2015

May 17, 2015

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 […]

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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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