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April 2013

Servo Magazine

Weaponize Your Wedgie - No Background Check Required!

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NASA Engineers Building Lunar Mining Robot

Although RASSOR is far from being space-ready, this autonomous machine will ultimately play a key role in being able to process water and fuel from lunar soil.


Build the Kronos Flyer- Part 6

Part 6: APM 2.5 Per reader requests, this final installment of our quadcopter build will discuss the APM 2.5 controller in detail.

Robotic Sensors - Part 2

Part 2: Their Use With Robotic Arms. Using the principles of identification discussed last month, we’ll have our mobile robot find and retrieve objects with an arm and gripper.

Give Yourself a Weapon!

As a follow-up to the hugely popular Give Yourself a Wedgie project that appeared in the October 2012 issue, this article will show you how to add either a clamp or lifter weapon to your robot.


by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
• Diggin’ It at NASA • Literally for the Birds • A UAV to Track Taliban • And a UAV to Track You • Creepy Times Two.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
Basic Subsumption Architecture.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Get That Robot Built the Easy Way
Parts to build great robots are all around us. Just use your imagination the next time you’re shopping at the local hobby, hardware, marine, RV, or toy store.