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Practical use of ROS on Raspberry Pi — part 1

1 year, 7 months ago
Good afternoon, dear readers of Habr!
I begin a cycle of articles about practical use of ROS on Raspberry Pi for roboengineering designs together with Arduino. This cycle has the following structure:
  1. Installation and setup of a working environment
  2. Computer sight with RPi Camera Board
  3. Control of the robot from the keyboard by means of teleop
  4. Control of the robot by means of the game controller PS3 Dualshock

To whom it is interesting, I ask under kat.

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Robots for house cleaning

1 year, 7 months ago
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Let's consider the main types of robots assistants which will make a laborious work on the house for you. These robots will be able to tide up pleasant.

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Programming of a microcomputer of LEGO NXT Mindstorms 2.0. Introduction

1 year, 7 months ago
Hello. In the articles I want to acquaint you with programming essentials of a microcomputer of LEGO NXT Mindstorms 2.0. For applications programming I will use the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 platforms (MRDS 4) and National Instruments LabVIEW (NI LabVIEW). Problems of automatic and automated management of mobile robots will be considered and be implemented. We will move from simple to difficult.



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To us there are future professions

1 year, 7 months ago
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The future in which robotechnologies will become usual part of our life, already nearby. Very soon we will go by smart cars on roads of the smart cities, to have a rest in the VR worlds and to equip the life in smart dwellings with roofs on which vegetables and fruit will be grown up. There was a need for development of new professions. Such specialties as the builder of smart roads or the designer of the smart environment which was created by software solutions monitored a road condition and gave to the driver signals, for certain would be demanded. Whom recruitment agencies in the future will begin to hunt and what can be trained already now? 

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Robot acrobat: what to be engaged during week-end in

1 year, 7 months ago
Family holidays assume family toys, and I will acquaint you with one of them today. Robot acrobat:


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Video: Disney made the machine for driving on walls

1 year, 7 months ago
Robotic cars can be as much as "smart", but they have a shortcoming: they cannot go on walls. Researchers from Disney Research in Zurich added to the four-wheel device two propellers thanks to which the hybrid of the machine and a multikopter goes on any vertical surface.


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What is educational robotics? Opinion of experts of the commission of the Federation Council

1 year, 7 months ago
This material is written by Halamov Vladislav Nikolaevich, at its request I publish this post.

Dear colleagues!
The director of the educational and methodical center of educational robotics addresses you. Our center integrates teachers of preschool, general, additional, professional education, heads of the resource centers for robotics who conduct scientific and methodical developments in a scope of educational robotics in the subject environment.
As the specialist standing at the origins of educational robotics in November, 2015 I was invited to a meeting of the commission on development of information society in the Federation Council. Development of educational robotics became one of considered at a meeting by that. Despite popularity of this direction, there were many questions which still should be solved. In the article I made attempt to consider them from the point of view of professional community of teachers.


We want to learn opinion of teachers, scientists and all to whom educational robotics concerning the questions discussed at a meeting of committee of the Federation Council is interesting, and we invite them to dialog and exchange of experience.

Yours faithfully, Vladislav Nikolaevich Halamov
Ph. +79823419526

What is educational robotics? Opinions of experts of the commission of the Federation Council

In Sovetefederatsy the meeting of the commission on development of information society took place.
Representatives of regions, higher education institutions, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Robotics Program of Free Business Fund, other interested structures were invited to a meeting of the commission.
On the agenda three questions were raised:

1. About participation of territorial subjects of the Russian Federation in development of a road map of implementation of the Federal target program of a development of education for 2016-2020.
2. About consolidation of techniques and pilot developments of the non-state organizations in the field of robotics and promoting of science.
3. About creation of national league of competitions in the field of technical creativity.
The meeting took place under the leadership of the vice-chairman of Committee of the Federation Council by the constitutional legislation and the state construction Lyudmila Bokova. Questions of the agenda were taken up from the different parties, and all participants could share the opinion.

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Top of 5 most improbable drones

1 year, 7 months ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! As it is known it was possible to call the purposes which were set before the creations by creators of the first drones hardly peace. But, conceived initially as the weapon of war, UAVs quickly attracted with the opportunities and the companies oriented to especially peace requirements of the civil market. And, of course, they attracted and attention of the whole army of enthusiasts – the fans and professionals implementing in the UAVs, occasionally very unexpected ideas and concepts. About the five of drones which, in our opinion, quite could apply for the name of the most unusual robotic piloted gadgets we will stop below.


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Where to descend to the geek at the weekend and holidays in Moscow?

1 year, 7 months ago
Ideal time for drawing up the list of such places is always pleasant to find in Moscow the novel cool place, days off and holidays. Here mine of top tens places, can someone will improve the list in comments:

1. Robofir-tree



If for holidays you need to descend with children somewhere, then the choice is obvious — Roboyolka in hawkers. A DIY performance in which actors and children do turning gray suits from cardboard boxes and foam rubber, and then see a performance about the kingdom of robots where the queen-mother is affected by a virus (as I understood) and she machinates to the princess, as a result that is dumped where it is found by command of robots of suspiciously reminding turtles of the ninjia. It is necessary to see this moment when the whole hall of children shouts "Reboot it", "invert the USB stick" or "do not click on this banner". You feel very old and again to young people at the same time, strange but pleasant feeling. At the end all appears well, all are rescued by a family backup. Well and unexpected appearance of Father Frost, but I did not tell it to you.

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Robots will deprive of lawyers of work (routine)

1 year, 7 months ago
The last several decades people are afraid of the fact that robots will take their workplaces. In Oxford in 2013 counted that in the USA 47% of all work by 2033 will be performed by machines. But there is also other opinion: highly qualified specialists will be necessary for creation of similar technologies, and increase in number of robots will lead to creation of new workplaces. Machines will be able to replace only some professions or duties — where it is about routine work.

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