Thud is a Parallax mini-sumo kit and my first foray into Mini Sumo.
Zippy is a basic Table top bot from the Wright Hobbies kit.
This bot has yet to actually move, hence the name "Zippy"
National Instruments Rolls Out Software Toolkit for Legos NXT
Lawn mowing season is almost over for the year (wishful thinking) but Kyodo America's LawnBott is here:
I still like the Spider better: http://www.spider-cz.com/index.php?id=&language=en but they are different beasts.
Humanoid Stairs RulesAudience: Journeyman Level
Humanoid robots try to lumber their way up a set of stairs and back down again.
The stair will be wooden and painted per this diagram:
Humanoid Demonstration Rules
Audience: Journeyman Level
Humanoid robots strut their stuff in order to impress the judges.
A painted flat level surface will be provided. No exact coefficent of friction is guaranteed.
The robot should be generally humanoid in shape and locomotion. That is, two arms and two legs. Due to the difficulty of humanoid style locomation, robots may be Autonomous OR R/C.