built by Thom Rutherford

Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 4 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
passive IR
active IR
motion detectors
tactile sensors
2 drive motors
2 gripper arms
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
Intel 80x86 N/A
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
4 years N/A
URL for more information
Electronicly Guided Operational Robot (EGOR) 2 is the second in a series of platforms being used to develope a serious set of interfaces, sensors, controls, and software for robotics hobbiests. He uses 3 Pentium 2/350Mhz systems as on-board computers, 2 deep cycle 12V batteries as a mobile power source, and 2 100baseT radio links back to the 2 base station computers. sensors include sonar, infrared (pasive and active), motion detectors, video, tactile touch, and more. motive power comes from 2 Bodine 1.5 hp 12vdc pm motors coupled to two Chevy electric seat transmissions with roller chain drive to the central drive wheels. he can spin in his own radious! the outer skin is surplus 3/4 inch Lexan sheeting (translucent gray to see thru to the leds on th card rack) the Vector generic card cage holds most of the interface cards, all custom for this version, including 3 printer port interfaces to the on board computers. video is chaneled to an ATI ALLINWONDER agp card to feed the signal back to the base station. the Saitek Cyborg Gold 3D USB joystick can interceed to direct the system remotely if it gets lost/ confused. this doesnt happen often, but sometimes its just too much fun to simply "drive" it yourself. he has 2 arms not shown in this pic but they simulate the human arm loosely with shoulder, elbo, wrist, and a 2 finger oposing gripper assy at the end. these actualy work pretty decently, altho crude in design they are cheep to build. the prototype in the pic took 4 years to design, (read "afford") and build. Egor 7 is on the drawing board and 3,4,5,and 6 were all on the board types ( never made it off the drawing board, just kept getting too many good ideas to stop long enough to build the proto) but ther comes a time when you just gotta stop and build it. EGOR 7 is going to be the next to actualy be built.


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