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Midlands Micromouse meeting – August 2012

Don’t forget – there will be a club meeting on August 6th at Millenium Point. As it is holiday season, can you get in touch with Tony Wilcox if you are going to be coming along – or leave a … Continue reading

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Robot Cyclist

There is a long-held view that robots will, or should, exist to relieve human from the drudgery of everyday life. They should be used for tasks too tedious, or too dangerous for humans to perform. Now, at last, both goals … Continue reading

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Flying, flocking, and squirming robots at IROS

Last month, the International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS) celebrated 50 years of robotics. If the program was anything to go by, there was more going on than a team of interested people could keep up with. New … Continue reading

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Dennis Ritchie obituary

The American computer scientist Dennis Ritchie, who has died aged 70 after a long illness, was one of the co-inventors of the Unix operating system and the C programming language. Unix and C provided the infrastructure software and tools that … Continue reading

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Site Rebuild

Having had enough of the pain of posting in Drupal I have moved the site back to WordPress. There will probably be a bit of random alteration going on for a bit until I tire of the novelty. A major … Continue reading

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New camera time

Updated my camera today. The Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a newer version of the EX-FC100. It does everything the older one did and then adds a few more features. Oh, and it is black. Somehow, that makes it better just … Continue reading

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Robot Football on the Gadget Show

While I could hardly be called a fan of football, at least getting robots to play the game gives it some character. A recent edition of The Gadget Show had an item from Pollyanna Woodward on the 2010 RoboCup contest … Continue reading

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Imperial College Robot Team aims for Eurobot

Imperial College are intending to field a team in the Eurobot competition in May 2010. On their public blog they are busy providing interesting updates on their progress. For those not familiar with Eurobot, this is a large, international amateur … Continue reading

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A new day dawns

After several weeks playing with a MacBook, I have become a bit of a Mac convert. Not only are the machines very pleasing and the operating system a relative delight to use, I can also run Windows on it for … Continue reading

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Rise of the Robots Update

I have just returned form the Rise of the Robots event at the National Space Centre in Leicester. Just one of many specially themed weekends they hold, this proved a great success for exhibitors and guests alike. Visitors were able … Continue reading

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