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Track Robot Gets A New Controller

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 NTT in 1999. Fast forward 17 years later and Mark Pauline is giving the Track Robot a major update with (6) 150 amp 24v forward/brake/reverse ESC’s. The front gripper is being upgraded to a faster and more powerful unit and the remote control system will be full 3D using Oculus Rift Goggles with a tilt/pan/roll 3D camera mount and 1 watt dual channel video transmitters. Expecting a range of about 400 meters.