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SERVO April 2013

SERVO April 2013
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NASA Engineers Building Lunar Mining Robot
by Kevin Berry
Although RASSOR is far from being space-ready, this autonomous machine will ultimately play a key role in being able to process water and fuel from lunar soil. Page 71


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Build the Kronos Flyer- Part 6

by Michael Simpson

Part 6: APM 2.5 Per reader requests, this final installment of our quadcopter build will discuss the APM 2.5 controller in detail. Page 36

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Robotic Sensors - Part 2

by John Blankenship, Samuel Mishal

Part 2: Their Use With Robotic Arms. Using the principles of identification discussed last month, we’ll have our mobile robot find and retrieve objects with an arm and gripper. Page 46

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Give Yourself a Weapon!

by Zachary Lytle

As a follow-up to the hugely popular Give Yourself a Wedgie project that appeared in the October 2012 issue, this article will show you how to add either a clamp or lifter weapon to your robot. Page 54


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by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
• Diggin’ It at NASA • Literally for the Birds • A UAV to Track Taliban • And a UAV to Track You • Creepy Times Two. Page 08

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
Basic Subsumption Architecture. Page 11

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Get That Robot Built the Easy Way
Parts to build great robots are all around us. Just use your imagination the next time you’re shopping at the local hobby, hardware, marine, RV, or toy store. Page 74

Combat Zone

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BUILD REPORT: Mini Bot Hockey Bots — Part 3
in Combat Zone: Features
In Part 2 of this series, I discussed how I made the chassis and drive train. In this part, I will show you how I wired the bots and set up the transmitter and receiver. Page 26

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Is This the Future of Combat Robotics?
in Combat Zone: Features
There have been whisperings and rumors of a revolutionary new drive system for over a year now, but details have been hard to come by until our photographer got a picture at a recent late night test session in a barn in rural Pennsylvania. Our contact (who wished to remain anonymous) could give us only a few details of what she called “hoverbots.” Page 29

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PARTS IS PARTS: Product Review: FingerTech Robotics Power Switch
in Combat Zone: Features
For as long as I can remember, there hasn’t been a power switch designed for the 150 g to 3 lb combat robot classes that is readily available. Page 30

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EVENT REPORT: GCRS 11 — Robots, Birthday Cake, and Off-Road Trucks!
in Combat Zone: Events
GCRS 11 continues its series of events hosted by Jim Smentowski, owner of The Robot Marketplace. The events give Florida Insectweight robot builders a chance to get together for a day of robot battles with some new competitors, as well as to continue some long-fought rivalries! Page 32

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