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The Skatebot Races

Posted 26 Mar 2003 at 16:43 UTC by steve Share This

The Universtity of Calgary recently held a new kind of robot competition; a race for skating robots. The skatebots were designed for an engineering class. Skatebots are autonomous robots that use the Lego RCX controller. The initial skatebots just competed in a race but the purpose of the research is to design a robot that can skate along with Olympic speed skaters, tracking them with a camera while recording their speed and path and also the environmental conditions of the ice. For more on skatebots, see recent articles in the Globe and Mail and Fort Frances Times Online.


They could at least have some pictures , posted 26 Mar 2003 at 21:30 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

At least they could have had a few pictures of what they look like.

Images? Try here..., posted 27 Mar 2003 at 00:46 UTC by hockeyrink » (Master)

Images, posted 27 Mar 2003 at 01:18 UTC by steve » (Master)

Cool - thanks for the link to the images!

Cool thanks for the pic's, posted 27 Mar 2003 at 15:27 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

Cool, thanks, I was really curious too.

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