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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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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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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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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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Track Robot Gets A New Controller

May 30, 2014

The first civilian mobile robot controlled over the web, the Track Robot was operated via web interface by various anonymous users around the world at the ICC in Tokyoin 1997. System was coded by Karen Marcelo and Eric Paulos and again at the Web98 show in San Francisco in 1998, and another Tokyo show for […]

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