Natural Robotics 2020/21

This is the landing page for the University of Reading course, Natural and Artificial Robotics BI2NR17 for Spring 2021. It supplements materials available on the university blackboard site. Announcements and submission of work will be made via the blackboard site (https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/) .

Tools

Screencasts

  1. Introduction to NR (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/1bf59cbc-0573-411f-8c6a-a33dbe57f870)
  2. Design challenge 1 (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ee80f9b0-8b0c-4658-83df-fa24d15aae29)
  3. A way to make a paper linkage (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/40bf30f3-b1b0-4ef3-85d4-99a493a69707)
  4. Fold your own coordinate frame (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/dbc1effd-aad4-4f10-993b-56e41242c506)
  5. Programs for 4 bar linkages (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/80c6a95c-ba88-4cd7-8888-8b999fe1f37d)
  6. Portfolio submissions (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/54846b62-7a9e-4c4b-b899-e3eea95c4611)
  7. Design challenge 2 (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/811f3ded-437c-493e-b2f7-b38b26963a50)
  8. Bearing and rods for design challenge 2 (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d4604567-5164-4aa9-b8e6-56a64dec6309)
  9. Geometric springs (design challenge 2)(https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/c0ac175c-a92e-499a-9e67-0632a8d36e0d)
  10. Non circular pulleys (design challenge 2) (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/9c714c02-63c8-4af4-89c5-3467373b366e)
  11. Stress analysis 1 (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7b48ec6b-3241-4ae1-bbf5-a0a9c3b0a9c5)
  12. Stress analysis 2 (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/168dddd0-767a-4781-abb9-96ea17ce1e5f)
  13. Stress analysis 2 addendum (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/e6429271-e4e8-4567-a0c9-0b16f1b08be2)
  14. Length-Tension characterisation of giant bands (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/e0a63562-7f44-4ff8-afbb-8c6ff7cf4330)
  15. Dynamixels setup (hardware) (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/23c7ef58-963c-48a3-8f9c-0f1ef98aacae)
  16. Dynamixels setup (software) (https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/fd064e49-3287-4b1b-a697-819dcd520f63)

Engineering design

Resources

Parity check (the links below should also be above)

W.S. Harwin 9/3/2021