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Re: [robotics-88] Robot lectures, parking and more

From: Roy B
Sent on: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:11 PM
BTW, there's an app for that parking idea Vijay mentioned in his email (or at least, there's a Philly-based startup that is working on something similar)

http://www.hotspotparking.com/

Back to actual robotics...

For the more advance roboticists:
I've been enjoying the following lectures from MIT's Open Courseware on Underactuated robotics (I convert the video into MP3 and listen during my daily commute. Then I go back and watch the video if I have time to check any visuals I missed. yes, I actually am this big of a nerd)

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-832-underactuated-robotics-spring-2009

There's also a nice Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute seminar by the instructor of the above course (Russ Tedrake):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV0gydSTqdY

I highly recommend the OCW. They have lectures, notes, videos and more educational material on many technical topics - and you don't have to pay MIT's exorbitant tuition or brave the Cambridge winters to obtain this information. CMU has quite a few seminars as well, but I've only experienced this one so far.

I plan to post the summary of the last meetup shortly - hopefully before next week's meeting.

- Roy

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM, VJ <[address removed]> wrote:
Roy, I Concur.
 
Yuvraj,
 
To improvise on the parking idea, one could use 4G / 3G / NFC to transmit data from parking meter to phone and deduct your account right from your phone. No robots needed. Also, this will keep the jobs ;+)
 

Thanks,
Vijay


From: Roy B <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, June 27,[masked]:18 PM
Subject: Re: [robotics-88] NextFab Robotics and Show and Tell (this Sat June 29)

Yuvraj,

All your ideas are good - except #2 - don't give the city any ideas on how to improve the efficiency of collecting parking ticket revenues :-)

I hope you'll be able to attend one of our meetups.

- Roy



On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Yuvraj Singh <[address removed]> wrote:
Roy,

Hey. I hope all is well.

Its awesome (as a newbie to the group) to hear about whats going in the Robotics club sector in Philly.

I am amateur robotics and have been playing with them for some time. And actually have just started to build some of them myself for applications in 3D printing, consumer based automation and robotics.

It would be awesome to part of the annual autonomous robotics! I think it would be great way to challenge people of all different backgrounds, design, engineering, art, business, etc. to get together and do something fun for the community.

Something I thought might be cool if we can build an autonomous robot for

1) Cleaning Up Waste on Sidewalks or Picking Up Trash in the Park
2) Parking Meter Scanning and Violations. To Adhere to Parking Meter Regulations
3) Tour Guiding of Local Spots in Philly. Act as Tour Guide.
4) Robotic Helpers in Parking Lots for Parking and Other things
5) Scientific and Engineering Applications for teaching

My ideas are crazy and I would be happy to share more, when the time comes.

Let me know.

Thanks and good weekend!
Yuvraj


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Roy B <[address removed]> wrote:
All,

NextFab will be having a Show & Tell event this weekend where people will be sharing their projects. The emphasis is on robotics, and is open to the public. See here for details: http://nextfabstudio.com/about/events/2013/06/29/show-tell-2. Our group has also been invited to participate. If you have anything you'd like to show, email [address removed].

NextFab also has a robotics club for their members that is just getting started. They meet twice a week and are currently working on adding sensing and embedded control to an OWI535 robot arm. If there is sufficient interest, we can hold a joint meetup in the future. We could also get a tour of their facilities (note for our newer members, the Meetup had a private tour of their old location on Market St, but not the new location on Washington St). Let me know if you want to do either (or both) of those things.

Finally, the NextFab folks are planning to have an annual autonomous robotics competition, with options/categories for a variety of ages and skill levels. The focus is on practical ways of improving the city and our community. let me know if you have any interest in, or ideas for, competing or helping set up the competition.

Thanks
Roy




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