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January 1, 2010

Tool Carrying Robot

at 4:28 pm. Filed under Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

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Robots are supposed to make our lives easier right? Well this Tool Carrying Robot is sure to lighten your load. I remember the days of doing service work, I would have a huge case full of hand tools in one hand, a laptop slung over the other shoulder and some type of paperwork in my one free hand. Lugging this gear through large industrial buildings becomes a pain real quick…  This robot could have sure came in handy back then! One enhancement it would need is a way to follow you upstairs. But I think

TOBI 4 will enhance or replace the thermal sensor in TOBI 3. The reason is that, after designing this project for over a year, I have come to realize that in an office environment, the thermal sensor has a serious flaw. TOBI will lock onto ANY human and follow them, so in this version I am going to add a secondary system to identify the master target from all other heat sources. At this point, I have no idea what I will use. It could be IR, RF or ultrasonic.



 

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6 Responses to “Tool Carrying Robot”

  1. Robot DIY – How to Make a Tool Carrying Robot Says:

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  2. Jaxx Says:

    Why use thermal? This is just going to lock onto a rack of servers or something hotter than a person at that height.

  3. TOBI the tool bot - Hack a Day Says:

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  4. TheGrue Says:

    I enjoyed your write up on my robot. I was surprised that anyone other than the members of LMR are interested in TOBI. The Thermal sensor idea came from two other robots that I read about in Robot Magazine. I have come far on this project but I am still a total Noob when it comes to programming the Propeller. If I can do this, anyone can.

  5. TheGrue Says:

    TOBI has come a long way since January. He goes to work with me almost every day, moving computers, printers, my tools etc…

  6. RoBo Remote - Remote control for your Robot - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    [...] the Tool Carying Robot that we featured here many months ago? Well there is now a new remote controller for that robot, [...]

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