Balancing Robots at Seattle Robothon
Most of the balancing robots in North America, (that actually work properly and can stay balanced indefinitely), showed up at the Seattle Robothon for a Balancing Robot Symposium. It was inspirational to meet fellow balancing robot builders such as Dave Anderson, and Larry Barello. Here is a shot of all the robots balancing together, like birds of a feather. From left to right, the Legway, nBot, Gyrobot, Isis, and Bender.
Dave Anderson shot lots of video of nBot and bender balancing together, and belly bucking. Hopefully his website will soon be updated with some fun clips. I learned a ton from seeing the other robots in-action, and sharing ideas with the other builders.
Here are Bender and Isis all strapped into the back seat of the rental car for the trip over to the Seattle Center for the Robothon. They survived the trip on the airplane quite nicely, thanks to lots of packing foam and a couple of big boxes, although I am sure the TSA didn’t like them.
Overall, we had lots of fun at the Robothon. Hats off to the Seattle Robotics Society for a well planned and executed event!