Andrew Alter


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Hagetaka: Part 3
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August 2009, Page 48

In this article, we will cover the advanced Gumstix-based onboard controller, power management system, supporting telepresence electronics, and the weapons system.

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Hagetaka: Bipedal Combat Robot
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July 2009, Page 58

This installment covers the build itself, the mechanics behind the leg design, and the theory behind the walking gait.

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Hagetaka: Bipedal Combat Robot
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June 2009, Page 58

Follow the journey of designing and building your own MechWarrior inspired robot.

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Pico ITX Johnny 5 Project | Part 1
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September 2008, Page 46

In this series of articles, we will explore my Pico ITX based Johnny 5 project. We will detail the work that went into upgrading and expanding the original kit to make it a more viable research platform and we will also dive into the concept and implementation of PC–based robotics. Not only will we show how easy an onboard PC is to integrate, but we will explore the many advantages of having that much horsepower locally on your robot. While I used the Lynxmotion Johnny 5 kit as a platform for...

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Pico ITX Johnny 5 Project | Part 2 | PC-based Robotics
October 2008, Page 52
Part 2: PC-based Robotics In this series of articles, we will explore my Pico-ITX based Johnny 5 project. In the first article, I detailed the work that went into upgrading and expanding the original kit to make it a more viable research platform. In this article, I will dive into the concept and implementation of PC-based robotics. Not only will we show how easy an onboard PC is to integrate, but we will begin to explore the many advantages of having that much horsepower locally on your robot.

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The Pico ITX Johnny 5 Project | Part 3
November 2008, Page 52
In this third article, I will show some of the software advantages of having an onboard PC. While I used the Lynxmotion Johnny 5 kit as a platform for my project, the principles, concepts, and even components of this project can be applied to almost any robotics platform.