A CNCer’s View of Robotics

Over the holiday break, I happened to read a Scientific American [Jan., 2007, 58-65] article by Bill Gates in which he describes his views on emerging trends in consumer robotics. In the article, Gates makes the point that the field of consumer robotics is coming of age—particularly in having created around-the-house-helpers like Roomba—and that …

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Hacking the ShopBot (3 Hacks)

People wonder what it is exactly that I do for ShopBot, and it’s actually kind of hard to explain. Officially I work part-time doing “special projects”, but it really boils down to about 50% “real work” and 50% play (some would say 5% real work and 95% play!). One of the things I enjoy most …

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