The First Law of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
(This project is named, in irony, after Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics.)
Updated April 30, 2007 11:20 PM


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I'm currently using the 8 servo serial controller, and s666n High Torque servo motor, both of which are made by Pololu Robotics. I highly recommend using their servo controller over the Mini-SSC variety, because of the added resolution. Pololu's servo controllers work with Mini-SSC protocol as well, however I saw quite an increase in precision when I switched over to Pololu protocol.

I'm currently developing a weapons platform for the Defcon Bots competition, which will double as a friendly home security tool!

I'm going to document this project differetly than I usually do, since some of the information needs to be kept private. I will share whatever I feel I can on this page. After the competition I will release more info. If you email me with questions I'll try to answer them as much as I can. More details will be available on the private page.

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DEVELOPMENT:


Prototype #4 : ASIMOV1

The 3rd prototype has been built and is operational. Videos Coming Soon!



Videos:

DEFCON 5 (I watched War Games this weekend...)
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defcon5.wmv (7.6 MB)

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Pictures:


With Gun

From Afar.

From the front

 

 

Original Proof of Concept

Laser Guided Airsoft Turret
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lasercontrol2.wmv (1.37MB)


Resources:
Defcon Bots
Winner of last years competition
Ashish's Programming Journal Ashish has helped me quite a bit with this project. He's accomplished some cool stuff that relates to the defcon competition (laser tracking, finding luminance, etc).
Pololu 8 Servo Serial Controller (the one I'm using)