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3. Inspirations

Robotic oil spill remediation

Expanding mechanic structure

Hoberman Sphere Via <Jennifer Dunnam


Animal Inspired robots




More Biomimicry

And inspiring equivalent sailing and diving to move around:





Balloons !

Maybe with wind traction balloons are interesting
Via <Sey Min>
A nice website full of flying balloons : http://www.alavs.com/



Renewable energy robots



Mobile refinery


If we collect oil and we want to use it in an explosion engine, than we will have to refine the oil. Mobile refinery do exist but this example shows the complexity and size of an installation. 
http://www.tradevv.com

otherwise, burning oil, or feeding a steam engine makes a lot of black smoke : 

There is a process called continuous distillation, very interesting : 



... So maybe using the wind is a good option ...


Swarm Robots


How can we sense - analyze - collect  - sort - preprocess - process - transform - dispose 30'810'000 Liters of crude oil quickly and cleanly? Can distributed intelligence help?

Growing robot



Self-fabricating robots

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627621.200-rise-of-the-replicators.html


In more romantic terms, the analogy to self replication is "robot sexuality" / reproduction : but the idea here is not a male and female machines meet and make a smaller child machine, but rather a machine replicates, closer to asexual reproduction as a matter of fact.



And today, 4th of June, the first Self replicated Makerbot!


Amazing! [source]



Robots and Evolution
Hod Lipson builds "self-aware" robots

In a previous study I proposed the concept of "Robodiversity" : same a biodiversity but for "artificial life". I thought a good way to move forward was to map the diversity of existing robots and how they came to life in a parent-child relationship. The bigger idea is that if we understand these relationships, we can understand and improve the development of robotic, ideally sharing engineering ideas and sharing "behavioral code" in an open-source fashion.



Aesthestic considerations and influences

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Great projects and links

DIY Drones

Roboats


AUOOSB (Autonomous Unmanned Open Ocean Sail boat) Forum
http://auoosb.ning.com/forum/topics/sensors-1





Resources

dev board
http://www.sparkfun.com
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php?c=160

Motor
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9238
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9402

New Orleans Hacker communities
http://no.la2600.com/
http://barcampnola.org/about/
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Cesar Harada,
Jun 15, 2010, 8:52 AM
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