Hereâ€™s another video for you all from last Tuesday: some elegant robotic artistry (or â€œwhat happens when you strap a marker to a robot and put it on a whiteboardâ€).
This time courtesy of our resident mapping and robotics geek, Nav. Heâ€™s been busy tweaking his robot every week, making it perform ever-more nifty tasks. In the past few months weâ€™ve seen it trace lines, bump into things, and even trace lines THEN bump into things.
Heâ€™s also given it infra-red eyes so it can map itâ€™s own environment. It faces obstacles with a rotatable distance sensor mounted on the front and the obligatory superfluous laser.
If you want to know more about this bot, heâ€™s been documenting it on the wiki. Or you can come along on Tuesday evenings or Saturdays to see it in action and build your own.