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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
|B/W video camera||DC motor
Audio output (beeps)
|Control Method||Power Source|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|Time to build||Cost to build|
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|The Alpha is a test bed for the Beta version, now in development. The chassis will be the same used here, but battery capacity will increase to 12V 5A/hours from 8V 1.4A/hours. The video return modulator is being replaced, and we will be using colour instead of B/W. Audio return is also being added. For better control, a software phase locked loop using motor tach information is being developed.
The goal is to experiment with telepresence on the Web. Early experiments with CU-SeeMe are encouraging, but point out bandwidth problems.
These are a collaboration between myself Keith Daniel VE2KXD (email@example.com) and Donald Dolan VA3DIG (firstname.lastname@example.org).