Friday, May 19, 2006

Knewt wins First Place


Knewt and his trophy sit on the Dekalb Tech 6 axis CNC milling machine

Video

First and formost I'ld like to recognise Knewt's team members, Stuart Rolf and Bob Baxter for the fine work that made Knewt possible. We ran 3 motion routines on the parallax board that proved that the robot could move about and stand on one foot without falling down. The "not falling down" I think was the "clincher".

The Rally overall was a lot of fun, there was a fine array of robots present and I'm proud for Knewt to be recognized by such a prestegious group. Thank you AHRC for such a fine event.


Bob Baxter, Stuart Rolf, Keith Rowell


Frank Borowick presents me with the first place trophy as Richard Bodor looks on.


COOOL! Well done, Sir. Were you way ahead of the also-rans?
Bill Hotch


There were 4 others, 1 lego with a hand (end affector), one with a camera, a butler, and a line follower. Knewt was less than 1 point above 2nd place. These are some very clever guys.

http://www.botlanta.org/rally2006/scores.html

http://www.botlanta.org/rally2006/index.html


Knewt on the floor of the Open Competition Arena

Thanks to Dale and Ann Hetherington for the fine photos.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


commenting on the movements