Tag Archives: teleoperated robots

High Moon (reposted)

(In honor of China’s Yutu probe, I thought I’d repost this entry from Feb. 25, 2011.) Way back when, I wrote a science fiction novelette called “High Moon,” about teleoperated lunar mining robots in Wild Old West Cosplay. It appeared … Continue reading

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Robot arm studies

As I get closer to designing a teleoperated robot that I can actually build, I wanted to experiment with different robot arm designs. Hence I took the re-design of a couple days ago and made several re-designs out of it … Continue reading

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Robot re-design

The elbows-back manipulator arms of the previous version always make me think of Fozzie Bear going, “Waka waka!” The design was taken from a space robot and doesn’t really work on a ground vehicle, so I replaced it with the … Continue reading

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Finally, mention of robots to Fukushima

Japan Races to Restart Reactors’ Cooling System At the request of the Japanese military, a Massachusetts company, iRobot, said it put four robots on a plane for Japan on Friday. Colin Angle, the chief executive, said it had sent two … Continue reading

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Fukushima and Teleoperated Robots (Video)

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Nuclear Expert: “Get a camera in there!”

Frank von Hippel, a genuine nuclear expert, talks with Rachel Maddow: He mentions that the problems are that ‘too much’ of the roof is intact to get hoses in, and they can’t see where to shoot the water until they … Continue reading

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Radiation hardening for telebots

I was asked whether teleoperated robots could function in a high-radiation environment. I found a link here, which indicates that microelectronics can survive thousands of rads before degradation. That would be many times a lethal dose for humans. The electronics … Continue reading

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High Moon

Way back when, I wrote a science fiction novelette called “High Moon,” about teleoperated lunar mining robots in Wild Old West Cosplay. It appeared in the May 2005 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine, the longest-running print magazine … Continue reading

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