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  • Taiwan sets sights on share of robotics market

    An interesting article in the International Herald Tribune on the ambition of Taiwan to capture 7% of the $18 billion robotics market place. I find this very exciting. I've worked with a few Taiwanese companies over the years. Their 'can do' attitude and the ability to proto-type electronic...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-31-2008
  • Home technology projects

    This week I attended the Architect Insight Conference in the UK. The conference is for leading software architects to share the latest implementation strategies. I was exhibiting my Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio(MSRDS) work accompanied by Lib-b and A1-DW. My goal was to talk about the software...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-30-2008
  • ROBOCHAMPS IS GO

    Yes!!! Robochamps.com is now live. The first of the RoboChamp challenges has been released along with the availability of the web site. The AMAZED challenge places you in control of a CoroBot from CoroWare. The maze is not just a normal maze - it is filled with traps ranging from cages to ejector seats...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-24-2008
  • Windows CE based robot

    I promised some chaps from Manchester a pointer to the Stinger CE Robotics Kit. So here it is:
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-20-2008
  • Robot missile targeting

    I'm off to Leicester University's 50th anniversary Science Day celebration this weekend - Saturday 8th. I'll be showing off a number of fun things including something I'm working on at the moment - robotic missile launcher targeting :-) With Braintech's new Volts-IQ vision SDK there...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-03-2008
  • Robotic Xbox 360 wired controller fun

    I'm playing with my robots again. This time I want voice control. I discovered that my Bluetooth headset doesn't deliver the quality required by the Windows Vista Speech Recognition function, so I was looking for another headset to use. I can already drive my robots around using a wired Xbox...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-03-2008
  • I LOVE ROBOTS: THE RESULTS

    The ILOVEROBOTS competition closed on the 8th Feb. Apologies for the delay in letting you know the winners - its been one of those months! We had a good showing of robots which is encouraging. But we had only a few blueprints. Well there you go. I expected a whole lot more blueprints than robots. And...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 02-28-2008
  • MSN USB Missile Launcher

    Hey take a look at my latest toy. The MSN USB Missile Launcher from Dream Cheeky. This is not only a super fun USB powered missile launcher but it also includes a USB web cam installed on top. Perfect for playing with BrainTech's Volt-IQ Visual Intelligence SDK and Microsoft Robotics Studio. BrainTech...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 02-28-2008
  • New Scientist Tech: Claytronic robots

    New Scientist reports that CMU are researching how swarms of robots using electromagnetic forces to assemble into almost any form. The project is still very much in its early days. It is also exciting to see the UK's Bristol Robotics Laboratory also working on robotic swarms discussed in the same...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-30-2008
  • New Robots from Wowwee | Geekdad from Wired.com

    Catching up on my Geek dad subscription I spotted this. The new Wowwee robots all look a bit tame except for Rovio(pictured) it apparently includes the NorthStar vision-based navigation system which is rather splendid. New Robots from Wowwee | Geekdad from Wired.com
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-30-2008
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