The Robosapien Companion: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

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Apress, Apr 30, 2007 - Computers - 344 pages
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You don’t need to understand BEAM robotics, or know anything about Mark Tilden, in order to enjoy your Robosapien. However, not only is a basic understanding of the background of the robot (and the theories that make it “tick”) interesting, but these concepts open up opp- tunities to further explore your Robosapien. This gives you more to think about and a richer background when you’re coming up with programming routines and even potential hacks for your Robosapien. As we’ll see in subsequent chapters, Robosapien is a far cry from a true BEAM robot. But as we’ll also see, Robosapien would never have been developed if it weren’t for Mark Tilden’s groundbreaking work in the area of BEAM robotics. CHAPTER 3 ? ? ? Robosapien:A Design History Figure 3-1. This is an early computer render of the finalized Robosapien design. In February 2005, Mark Tilden and I met in New York City to talk about, what else—robotics and Robosapien. He was in town for the upcoming International Toy Fair, and we met in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse.
 

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Contents

A Design History
35
Setting Up Your Robosapien
57
Figure 414 Remove the clear plastic portion of the packaging
64
Robosapien Anatomy
77
Controlling and Walking
99
Robosapien Commands
117
Program Modes
139
Advanced Programming
149
Online Robosapien Resources
173
Using Your Computer
195
An Introduction to
217
Hacking Basics
231
Troubleshooting
249
A New Line of Robots
279
Interview with Mark Tilden
291
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Page 10 - Asimov's three laws of robotics which have stood the test of time, and once again back up a novelette to be remembered. The Three Laws of Robotics 1 . A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Page 14 - FUNCTIONS 1. Right Arm Up 2. Right Arm Down 3. Right Arm In 4. Right Arm Out 5. Tilt Body Right 6. Left Arm Up 7. Left Arm Down 8. Left Arm In 9. Left Arm Out 10. Tilt Body Left 11.
Page 14 - Right Walk Turn" 65. >, > Combination "Left Walk Turn" 66. Forward, Forward Combination "Slow Walk Forward

About the author (2007)

Jamie Samans has been extremely active in the Robosapien community since July 2004 (the time of Robosapien's U.S. release). His hack submission was published in an issue of Servo, which asked him to write a series of articles on advanced hacking techniques for publication.

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