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Fall 2002
Robot: SCROB   SCROB is a micro-robot that uses subsumption architecture to implement a variety of different attitudes that are consisted from a hierarchical group of behaviors.
Robot: SLOTH   SLOTH is a robot that is used for rope climbing.
Robot: CRAWLY   CRAWLY is a robotic caterpillar. The locomotion mathematical model of this robot is based on a sinusoidal type of formula that makes it capable to scrawl on a variety of different types of terrain.
picoCMOS   The design and implementation of a tiny Cooperative Multi-tasking Operating System for the PIC Micro
Lithium Ion Batteries for Robotics   The article describes a universal Lithium Ion battery charger with a Smart Battery interface based on an Atmel ATMEGA8 microcontroller using GCC ver. 3.2
Robot: ZNAP Walker
  Doug Bell shows us how to build a robot using a combination of LEGO and ZNAP.
556 Based Servo Exerciser   Werner Soekoe shows us how to build a simple circuit to control a servo motor without a microcontroller. Great for testing.
Robot Builders Sourcebook   Kevin Ross reviews the latest book from Gordon McComb
Hot Links   Here are this months list of interesting links. If you find a cool one, send it to us and we will add it to the list of Hot Links. This list will change each month.
Standard Technologies of the Seattle Robotics Society   Just getting started? You might like to check out this link that documents some of the standard technologies that the Seattle Robotics Society suggests for those just starting out. This article explains a lot of different aspects about building a robot. Have a look!
http://www.pcgadgets.com   PC gadgets manufacture a simple motor control board that plugs into any PC parallel port,
www.evolution.com   Evolution Robotics recently introduced the ER1 Home Robotics System. Take a look!
Scheduled Events   Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
June 15th, 2002   Our regular monthly meeting
Monday Night Chat   Every Monday Night, we have a chat session. Join us to talk robots, ask questions, or just hang out with the gang.


Quick Notes   Interesting bits of news and trivia
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