Robotics, electronics and machining, artificial intelligence and cognition, the design and development of "Pedro" (the Plastic Electric Dog RObot), and other research and information.
- Murray Cox, Melbourne, Australia
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This site is a collection of notes, links and info relating to my research interests in intelligent robotics and cognitive computing.
The current project is the Quadruped4 robot "PEDRO" which uses a custom controller with WiFi and many sensor interfaces, and small networked servo motors (Robotis AX-12 servos) to implement a four legged robot about 20cm high and 30cm long with stereo vision and other sensing capabilities. Software based on the Microsoft Robotics Studio package is used to both simulate the robot in a virtual environment, and to control the actual physical robot via WiFi.
I maintain a blog of progress which will contain the most up to date news, but there is also dedicated pages for individual topics on this site which get updated when major changes occur.
The most recent blog entry is below (click on the link to be taken to the full blog);
The aim of the robots I build is to help in gaining an understanding of the nature of intelligence and cognition, whether in animals or machines, and to see whether man-made creations can be given the rudiments of intelligence.
Over the years I have been interested in robotics, I have homed in on a few approaches and ideas that form the main basis of the robots I am working on at the moment.
Robots.net is a great site, updated very often with the latest news and press releases from around the world regarding robotics.
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