July 2012

Servo Magazine

Sensors And Sensitivity - Help Your Robot Make Sense Of It All

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Reach Out and Touch Something — Giving Your Robot the Sense of Feel

Touch lets your bot determine its surroundings by making physical contact. Learn about a trio of common and inexpensive touch sensor types that you can add to your favorite automaton so it can get a sense of what’s around it.

Virtual Sensors — Part 1

In order for your robot to perform properly, it needs as much sensory data as possible. Unfortunately, physically increasing the number of sensors on your bot has potential problems. So, go virtual before completing your design.


Using Advanced Sensors With VEX — the Peltier Effect

This time, see what your VEX micro can do to heat (or cool!) things up.


by Jeff Eckert, Jenn Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
UAV Bad News For Pirates, Jellyfish Runs On Hydrogen, Automating Sushi, and Old Robots Just Rot Away.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
Our resident expert on all things robotic is merely an email away. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

by David Geer
Count on the ARTAS System For That New Head of Hair!
When hereditary or male pattern baldness strikes, who you gunna call? A surgeon using the ARTAS System for robotic hair restoration surgery, that's who!

Twin Tweaks
by Evan Woolley, Bryce Woolley
Big Trouble in the Little Dohyo
This time, we thought it would be a great idea to take a look at one of the most time-honored robotic events of all time: the mini Sumo competition.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Sensors For Mobile Robots — Part 3
As robot experimenters, most of us want to keep abreast of the latest advances in any science and engineering aspect of our creations.