February 2014

Servo Magazine

What It Takes To Serve Up A Bartender Bot

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Japanese Team SCHAFT crushed the competition at the recent Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge Trials.

Bran Dee’s Bar — A Drink Making Robot

Follow the journey of a pile of parts and inspiration to a drink serving Barbot.

Programming the Arduino in AmForth

You may not be aware that Forth was one of the earliest languages used in robotics and has a lot going for it — especially in the realm of rapid prototyping. Get a feel for this stack-based procedural programming language that offers users high productivity.


Build the Plastic Bot of Destruction — Part 4

We wrap things up this month on our PBOD with the addition of the cover and weapons platform.

Windows 8 Tablets: The Ultimate Robot Controller — Part 3

This time, explore programming a robot to navigate to a general destination using GPS and compass readings, and then once there, use images from the tablet’s camera to find an object of a specific color.


Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here (02.2014)
Hard-won knowledge to help you code more efficiently.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Immortal Combat
Getting back into the world of combat robotics.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Conferences Showcase New Robots
Check out what was and what more recently has been the highlights from robot expos and conferences.