Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Real Battle Bots

Part of any senior project will always involve research. Part of this research will go into other similar or competing products that our project will meet commercially. Our robot is aimed towards Police and Military markets, so here are some products currently being used or are being developed.

"Packbot"

"For instance, when tricked out with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Kit the ‘bot can seek out and find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) while the operator is at a safe distance away. The base is fitted with spool loaded with 825 feet of optical fiber and a wide-angle drive camera with multiple positions for forward, rear and downward views.
The EOD kit comes with an ICx  Fido explosives detector. The detector can sniff out explosive vapors and other particles emanating from munitions and IEDs."




"Dragon Runner" - Scout













"...the Dragon Runner is a small, lightweight, portable mobile reconnaissance/scout robot (or "bot"). At 15.5 inches long, 11.25 inches wide and 5 inches high, it is a tough low-lying/low-observable ground sensor.
It's designed to withstand being tossed over walls, chucked out of windows, and heaved over stairs, and then sent on its way, looking for bad guys.

A nonactive, invertible suspension and durable overall construction allow Dragon Runner to withstand a whole lot of physical abuse and continue to operate no matter how it lands."




"BEAR" - Battle Extraction Assist Robot












"BEAR is able to go where humans cannot, or should not, go -- that includes everything from minefields to firefights, and near toxic chemical spills to inside structurally compromised buildings.
A combination of three things makes BEAR so special: its powerful hydraulic upper body, two independent sets of tracked "legs" that make it especially agile on rough terrain, and dynamic balancing behavior."





"Mini Andros" - Bomb Bot
















"This robot has all the features required of a good bomb disposal robot. It has a camera coupled with a strong light. The knobby tires and the tracks should provide very good stability and rough terrain capability. Finally, there is a sturdy manipulator on the front. The robot uses this manipulator to pick up the bomb and then uses the mobility platform to move the bomb to a remote location where it can be safely destroyed by secondary explosives. All of these activities are telecontrolled by a remote operator."

84 comments:

  1. Wow those are some cool robots.

    I knew about some of those before but definitely never heard of bear.

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  2. I like the battle extract, that's really cool.

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  3. Crazy to imagine the things that could be commonplace in a few decades... Good luck with your project!

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  4. Cool robots cool blog following you now

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  5. I've always wanted a robot.

    Don't forget to check and support often your local information hot-spot lifeformation.blogspot.com!

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  6. I wonder how long it will take until battles aren't just assisted, but fought with robots.

    I've not seen a robotics blog yet, interesting.

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  7. However, I did have a dream where I was fighting robots named Carl recently. So I have to mistrust them, especially Carl :p

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  8. Robotics technology still seems to be in its infant stages, these bots are controlled remotely by human supervisors, imagine if there was no need for direct control only to process the data that is obtained from the robots sensors. Digital sentience is still a long ways away but at least we know how useful these objects can be.

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  9. Well, I for one welcome our new robot overlords. Following and supporting- www.ulhh.blogspot.com.

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  10. Interesting blog , following daily cuz

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  11. skynet... the machines are aware.

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  12. Can't wait till we have to battle the robots for control lol

    following bro

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  13. Interesting, cuz i've yet to see a blog about robotics. Keep it up. Followed!

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  14. I am fascinated by your project, sir(s).

    I support innovation in our nation. We need more people like y'all.

    Followed, etcetera.

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  15. o man I used to watch this show all the time.

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  16. I wish they had robot battles over here in AUS :(

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  17. wow those things are intense lol. looking forward to more updates man!

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  18. I love the bear head on the BEAR.
    Very cool stuff.

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  19. cool blog, and interesting robots.. good luck on your project! i'll be sure to check back often :)


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  20. dude i've wanted to build robots forever. anywhere i could learn or start? websties? books?
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  21. When robots take over the world, none will be left but the amish.

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  22. I hope they'll build Transformers in the future, they're my favourite robots! :D
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  23. good deal. following and supporting you daily!

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  24. COOL ROBOTS and i like your blog keep up the good work

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  25. Great blog dude, nice story even more so.

    I have put you on follow dude

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  26. how much does such a hobby cost? all the custom parts must be expensive

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  27. they look awesome

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  28. @football.N.football

    It all depends on what you want it to do. The wireless transmitter we are using are about $60-$70 and the sensors are $5 each. The chassis will be around $100. Microprocessors and microcontrollers can vary depending on what you want to use. Arduino is very common amungst electronic hobbyists. We will be building our own microcontroller which will cost under $100.

    Since this is a senior project we are not THAT much concerned about budget but will still make smart choices. If you are doing this for a hobby, budget may be the biggest factor in buying your parts.

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  29. Oh how I missed Battle Bots. Such an amazing show.

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  30. Looks ballin. Hit me back sometime.

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  31. Those are some pretty interesting robots...lets see what you can do bro!

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  32. BEAR bot is such a practical and awesome idea. Awesome blog, I'll be following for updates

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  33. Very interesting blog. Definately following.

    The future is bloody well here now with these robots lol.

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  34. Ahh man great post! Glad to see what I thought was still kinda in the future....is already basically here! Great blog, following and supporting!

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  35. Great blog!
    My 9-year-old daughter is really interested in robotics. She will be in Jr. High next year, and they have a robotics class and they even go to some competitions. She's really excited about it! I'll show her your site so she can see that there is a career in something that truly interests her.
    And thanks for the follow - stalking you back!

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  36. Cool robots! :)

    Following and supporting!

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  37. those are some great concepts they have there. i wouldn't mind owning a BEAR for myself.

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  38. good shit bro.
    supporting ur blog for real.

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  39. Looks crazy, the future of war



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  40. That's insane, neat stuff let's just hope skynet doesn't go all apeshit

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  41. These are sick!

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  42. Man you forgot that one made to carry bags that makes the terrifying noise. DOGG or osmething like that.

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  43. Robots for the win! MAbye, someday, we will all be robots.

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  44. dude, this is badass. i wish I could do stuff like that. I would build an army of battle bots and unleash my fury on the world! Especially those damn communists *shakes fist*

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  45. A little off topic, but does anyone remember the battle bots show they used to have on tv? Followed.

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  46. Dude I used to LOVE the show Battlebots when I was younger. Really wish it was still on

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  48. That's neat.

    I like your blog, I'll be following.

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  49. Never trust a ROBIT

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  50. LOL i love technology :)

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  51. BEAR bot seems like a really good idea

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  52. Don't forget to CLICK and follow, everyone.

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  53. lol...
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  54. I like the one that picks up wounded people. And the one that can be tossed over a wall...how long of a drop can it withstand?

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  55. Makes me miss the days when battlebots was on comedy central.

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  56. @everyone

    I think most of us have the same mind set... BRING BACK BATTLE BOTS!! lol

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  57. I wonder why they don't build any with weapons. Hmmm...

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  58. Weaponized robots are probably top secret. Don't wanna panic the herd.

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  59. These are awesome!!!! If only there was more with lasers and pew pew pew and stuff! >:3

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  60. Hello~! Very cool concept. I was too an EE major back in college ;p. Too bad my senior project was kinda boring signal analysis. Yours is cooler doing robots.

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  61. thanks for the comment

    your BG flips me out for some reason

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  62. those look like some interesting robots!

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  63. id let that bear carry me off anytime

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  64. nice brah
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  65. nice post looks cool
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  66. Wow, your knowledge of modern machina is very impressive.

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  67. following and supporting!
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  68. Good to see the early steps towards higher technology!

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  69. I watched this shit all the time when I was younger!
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  70. That's the coolest thing i've ever seen. I love battlebots...

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  71. those robots look epic

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  72. we always knew the days of mechanized combat would come. cool stuff on here!

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