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Matt
09-28-2007, 03:23 PM
I'm blown away by the movement of this robot. Add in the fact that it is reacting to facial recognition and it's hard to not be wowed. This is what happens when animatronics guys play with robotics. This robot was created by the people over at MicroMagic Systems (http://www.micromagicsystems.com/). They have more videos and descriptions on their site to have fun checking out.

I found this from a post at BotJunkie (http://www.botjunkie.com/2007/09/24/interactive-hexapod-is-stalking-you/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oXuSXCKJeY

mdenton
03-07-2008, 05:21 AM
I'm blown away by the movement of this robot. Add in the fact that it is reacting to facial recognition and it's hard to not be wowed. This is what happens when animatronics guys play with robotics. This robot was created by the people over at MicroMagic Systems (http://www.micromagicsystems.com/). They have more videos and descriptions on their site to have fun checking out.

I found this from a post at BotJunkie (http://www.botjunkie.com/2007/09/24/interactive-hexapod-is-stalking-you/)


Hi Matt,

Thanks for your comments on iC. I recently finished the podium that iC stands on, and got to exhibit him at the Monster Mash gallery in London. iC had a great reception from the people who came to see him in action. Over the two day event, the system was running for 17 hours, of which the servos ran for 15hours, and iC took over 800 photos which he uploaded to his website:

www.hexapodrobot.com (http://www.hexapodrobot.com)

http://www.hexapodrobot.com/images/MyPictures/mm-03.jpg

I'm hoping to exhibit iC at other venues this year.

http://www.hexapodrobot.com/images/MyPictures/mm-04.jpg

cheers,

Matt.
www.micromagicsystems.com (http://www.micromagicsystems.com)

Zenta
03-07-2008, 12:13 PM
Hi!

Your hexapods are simply the best Matt!

-Zenta

Matt
03-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Hey Matt,

Glad to have you here. I like the casing for him. It makes him look more dangerous, like he can't be let out. It reminds me of the scene in arachnophobia where they catch one of the spiders under a glass and it's so aggressive it's attacking the sides. LOL

Do you have any footage of him at the show? I'd like to see the peoples reactions to him.

tom_chang79
03-07-2008, 03:20 PM
I have seen many of the videos that Matt has at Micromagic.com His hexapod is amazing!!! I think the video with the reaction to force was the most amazing thing I've seen with hexapods...

Keep the awesome videos coming Matt!

mdenton
03-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Hey Matt,

Glad to have you here. I like the casing for him. It makes him look more dangerous, like he can't be let out. It reminds me of the scene in arachnophobia where they catch one of the spiders under a glass and it's so aggressive it's attacking the sides. LOL

Do you have any footage of him at the show? I'd like to see the peoples reactions to him.

Hi Matt,

I don't have any footage from the Monster Mash as yet, but should get some soon from a TV crew who covered the event. I will keep you posted.

cheers

Matt.

darkback2
03-12-2008, 02:10 PM
Its robots like this one that make me wonder what the hell I'm doing. This thing is beautiful.

Anyone thinking of making a large capacity crawler? Maybe something capable of carrying a 10Kg payload?

I know it would be hugely expensive...but maybe hugely useful as well.

The robot in the link below is not nearly as beautiful, but I think it is carrying a panasonic CF-27 on its back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1xwF6y8MOs&feature=related

I know...I should play with my own toys, and stop trying to play with other peoples.

Great Robot.

DB

cmmguy
03-15-2008, 05:08 PM
That was so cool!!

Is the use of the "roller skates" unique? I have never seen that before and can imagine the mobility that it would give an all-terrain robot once on a road.

mdenton
04-25-2008, 09:58 AM
Do you have any footage of him at the show? I'd like to see the peoples reactions to him.

Finally got some footage from the Film24 interviews shot at the Monster Mash. The cut version can be viewed here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37qcPX9CSkk

The full 10min interview can be viewed here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q76fauYrN5o

Matt.

mdenton
07-18-2008, 12:38 PM
For those who are interested I have a couple of exhibition dates coming up for "iC Hexapod".

You can view details of the ArtBots exhibition here:

http://www.hexapodrobot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84

I may also have an exhibition in London at the end of July, I will keep you posted.

If you can make any of these events I will be present so please come and say hello.

cheers,

Matt.

4mem8
07-18-2008, 03:31 PM
Matt: This is truly amazing stuff, I was blown away with the effects, What type of camera did you use? and interface system to your web site?

mdenton
08-04-2008, 03:37 AM
Hi,

I use a small 20mm x 20mm CCD colour pinhole camera, specs here:CM-3120CP1 (http://www.dtc.com.cn/content/cpjs/DV-3120CP1e.htm)

The vision processing PC has a WiFi link, so when it has a connection pictures are uploaded using FTP.

Just had a great fun week in the London Science Museum Emotibots exhibition (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7532195.stm).

Cheers,

Matt.

Xan
08-04-2008, 04:52 AM
Hi Matt,

You really make amazing robotics! Let me know when you’ve got a exhibition at the Netherlands, I would love to see it in real life!

I saw the specs of the cam that you are using and I was wondering, how do you get the video signal to the pc that does the face tracking? I’ve seen some small cams that have a remote transmitter onboard but this one hasn’t. Do you use a separate transmitter? Can you send the video output right away or do you need to process it first?

What is the function of the light and lens on the head of iC?

Xan

mdenton
08-04-2008, 09:04 AM
Hi Xan,

Thanks for the comments!

Next exhibition should be In Dublin.

The camera feed is sent down the back of one of the rear legs to the CvPC capture card inside the white dome.

Cheers,

Matt.

ooops
08-04-2008, 09:36 AM
Matt, as always your bots are the best!!!!
Awesome, way cool, holy cow, ... !!!!

Xan
08-05-2008, 03:02 AM
Hi Matt,


I really would like to see iC in real life but Dublin is a little bit to far for me. I hope that you will be in the Netherlands one day :)


The camera feed is sent down the back of one of the rear legs to the CvPC capture card inside the white dome.

What do you exactly mean by sending it down the back of one of the rear legs? Do you send the video signal wired or wireless? I donít see any wires in your movies so I suppose it is wireless :). Can you tell me what kind of device that you are using to send the video data?

Thanks!

Xan

sam
08-05-2008, 07:16 AM
I love how it moves! very fluid and nice

It looks like a little animal:happy: