Kimric Smythe as always makes the coolest props! • @hand_n_hammer Scale model for a “flying” prop . The finished creatures wont look anything like this since he is going to try some unconventional wing arrangements. #survivalresearchlabs #robotics
Predator Arm vision also works with skulls and faces with masks on though it works better without a mask
Images and video from Karen Marcelo
Tested out the machine vision system David Petchey has been coding for the Predator Arm. Here Mark Pauline makes it do a circular motion. It uses Intel’s RealSense and we use the depth camera as well as facial recognition to decide how and which person nearby to track.
David also wrote an app to allow Mark to create rules for the machine to detect and specify behaviors for each. Robot choreography.
Christopher Brooks wired the Predator Arm and wrote the controller that David’s code interfaces with and actuates motors etc.
Jon Reiss filmed this test session. He is making a documentary on Mark Pauline and SRL
Videos from Karen Marcelo
Mark Pauline and Karen Marcelo get their SRL PPE schwag bags from Jon Reiss who is filming a documentary on Mark and SRL
From Mark Pauline: People sometimes ask me why I have a giant ass radial arm drill in the shop taking up so much space. Well if you need to cut a hole for a fuel outlet filter bung in a stainless tank what else can you use?
Remote SRL crew meeting:
Hydraulic chainsaw mount for the running machine is finished. Going to be fun to test next week.