Been working on this sine December. Here is a sneak peak.
Will be beaming back up again…Get ready for a life time of building things!
We took an old Maruti Zen car and motorized the pedals and steering.Now it is drive by wire.We are thinking putting some stereo cameras and lasers to make it autonomous.Right now we can control the car with a remote control like any toy car.
This has been my effort past 6 months to create a Rhex like robot at Uurmi solutions/systems (the company that I am working in).I want to use better motors to make this Rhex jump and flip.
I have joined Uurmi solutions 8 months ago and the past 3 months I have been working on this factory automation AGV.The robot uses a magnetic tape as a guide to move on the factory floor and carry loads.It uses a Kinect camera to find obstacles in its path.
In this update the minimally invasive surgical trainer uses an audio cue to help with better positioning and help with the dexterity training.
Note: The joints motion and the joints in the robotic surgical arm in the simulator do not emulate the kind of motion that is found in the minimally invasive surgical system live the DaVinci but it will help users move their fingers dexterously and get used to such motion which is typical to the Da-Vinci System. One of the first robotic surgeons said that he got himself trained to it because he was fond of flying RC planes where the delicate and precise joystick control to manage the thrust, direction of the RC plane or Helicopter is crucial. The simulation system here mimics motion found in key hole surgery methods and laproscopic inspections. I think this will help young and novice surgeons to train themselves before they move onto Da-Vinci like systems. However Davinci system comes with a shadow mode which helps in training and I feel that most of the ailments should not come to the point that surgery is needed but are eradicated with one time meds.