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Energid’s Multi-robot collision avoidance demo

In this demo video from Energid, their Actin software is dynamically controlling two robot arms to actively avoiding a human operator interfering with their personal space.

From the Reddit post, “The reflective target is not needed, but it’s a good way to introduce random motion and prove that collision avoidance is working in real-time. The software takes care of motion planning and dynamic collision avoidance.”

I would love to have this in Robot Overlord. The robot on the right is a UR10.  Does anyone know the model o the robot on the left?

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Micromouse contest update 1

An update on the 2016 micromouse contest coming to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire June 11-12. The contest poster, tips, and details on the maze.

First, the poster. Please share with everybody!

micromouse 2016 contest poster

Second, here’s a great way to get around the 2s penalty for touching the robot when it’s in the maze.

Third, the maze itself is coming together. We’re having great fun building a maze that’s interchangeable and portable. This contest has been run in various places around the world for 30 years and yet no one’s published a satisfying tutorial how to build the track.

Special thanks to for the photo of their robot.