[chbot] Balancing robots
john.stowers at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 22:38:25 BST 2008
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:33 PM, Stephen Irons <stephen.irons at tait.co.nz>wrote:
> Actually, I think the Segway came AFTER the wheel chair: Kamen had this
> balancing technology which was robust enough to allow a wheel chair to
> climb stairs, etc, and wanted to bring it to the masses.
You may be correct. Its been a long time since I read Code Name Ginger.
> Stephen Irons
> > Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:11:44 +0200
> > From: "John Stowers" <john.stowers at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [chbot] Balancing robots
> > To: "Christchurch Robotics" <chchrobotics at lists.linuxnut.co.nz>
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> > This was created by Dean Kamen, i.e. Mr Segway. I expect it uses some of
> > control technology inherited from that project.
> > Presumably, like the segway, it uses one or multiple voting, optimal
> > space controller/s.
> > This is a level of stability and control not achievable with simplistic
> > or Fuzzy controllers.
> > John
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