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Roli Reimagined

My Roli has been reconfigured with the cup holder in front. The arms can now pick and place objects.
I'm having fun!

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Synthiam
#2  
You're welcome!:D and thanks for sharing such an impressive video!
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Canada
#3  
Amazing work @Robojack

I had to share that video around the office! So good!
#4  
That's excellent. Have you (or can you) posted your project publicly? I have been trying to do something similar and not been successful in getting the arm lined up with the found object close enough to pick up consistently. I would like to see how you achieved it.

(I did mine with lengthening the arms rather than turning the body around, but I like what you have done.

Stiko has done a lot of interesting modifications to the basic ROLI setup that you might find interesting as well. http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=10267

Alan
Canada
#5  
Very impressive and creative, love it and thank you by return, this video made my day today. :)
#6  
Thanks to all for the positive feedback. I am working hard to finish my build profile and get it uploaded.
I basically had Speech Recognition Control access a Script Control, AutoPosition, and Video Camera to make the video of My Roli. Learning tons by using Blockly.
EZ Robot has an incredible product available to us.
Australia
#7  
Awesome video, love the Roli, makes me want one.:P

Great work well done. *cool*
#8  
@RoboJack
This is excellent!

Please share some details on how you used the camera to position the arm to pick up the cap

Thanks,
Frank
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USA
#9  
Robojack,
Great work, excellent robot, and impressive demonstration.
Your flight videos are even more impressive!
Steve S;)
#10  
I'm having to completely rebuild Roli in my Assembly Instructions. I had the program freeze up on me just as I was finishing. Too bad, too tired to retry tonite. I'll get on it again tomorrow. Thanks again to all for your encouraging comments.
Jack
#11  
Just uploaded my reimagined Roli. Look for the title ROLI CUP FRONT. I noticed the HBridge wiring guide did not load correctly.
NA
BLACK 0 0 0 0 GREEN
BLUE 0 0 0 0 WHITE
PUR GRY

Hopefully this will help.
Jack
#12  
Thanks for this. As usual, I was overthinking the problem, trying to use camera pan tilt in combination with tracking with the whole robot. Much easier to just set the camera in a fixed position and track with the body. When I perfect that, I can add in searching with the camera and lining up, then using the body to approach the object.

I also really like reversing the H-bridge and having the storage in the front.

I am going to incorporate some of these ideas in my next rebuild.

Alan
#13  
I totally get "overthinking the problem". I entered a sumo competition awhile ago and had what I thought was a superior strategy programmed into my bot. I lost my first and only round to a 10yr old in :30 seconds!