Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 car programmed in Microsoft Robotics


Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 – Humanoid first steps

I recently wrote post about my first contact with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and building robot vehicle. After several version I decided to disasseble vehicle and to build humanoid robot. It was a challange of a different kind. Most of people knows how to control vehicle. Espetially vehicle with continuous tracks, as tanks has. But humanoid and human-like body is much different.  We all have it, we all control it, but we actually hardly know how we do that.

I must admit that it was tought decision to disassemble already built and quite smart robot, but I had to do it, to get to this callange.

Building humanoid

Thankfully for this I got instructions. When you buy Lego Mindstorms NXT

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Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 – First contact

Couple of days ago to our company arrived LEGO Mindstors NXT 2.0 robot. Today I decided to bring it home for the first contact. It was quite successfull, I built starter robot that is avoiding obsticles and speaking. For about 2-3 hours of play, I think it is good enought.




What comes in the box

The box as you can see on picture is quite huge. So what is inside? Inside you got about 700 pieces from which you may build robot that looks however you like. Then you have NXT brick that contains 32 bit microprocessor, 4 input ports for sensors and 3 output

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Future of robotics is happening now

We can say that robots are one of the greatest unfulfilled predictions and promises of science fiction. Question would be for how long? Today there are many projects that are creating this futuristic world of science fiction where we have robot helpers and even autonomous intelligent robots. Robots now are not the luxury of rich robotics institutes or rich people. Today almost anyone for about $300 could have it’s own programmable robot. If you are great programmer then you may even have intelligent robot. Lets take a look on few examples.

Little about research

Groundbreakers first. So where is the research in this field. Many researchers are tring to create intelligent robots with applications of computer vision, machine learning, language