Meeting Jan 2001
Notes by SFRSA Mediamister Cliff Thompson
SFRSA's first meeting of 2001 was larger than ever, straining a wide-angle lens, requiring
left & right side views. Projects discussed included a hacked
Game Boy video camera display system, a set of
Mini-Sumo 'bots & a Robot Arm with a
Visual Basic Control GUI. Additional Robots exhibited included a
Line Follower, Maze
'bot, Bumper 'bot, Science Fair project &
6-legged Fuzz Knuckles 5.
After my AIBO K-9 and another AIBO named Sparky played ball, K-9 surprised us with unprogrammed "emergent behavior" in a Line Following experiment by following a line made from red ribbon saved from my AIBO Christmas present gift-wrap.
K-9's celebrity was further increased with a showing of the raw footage from the making of the film "AIBO 'K-9' vs. Thunder Lizard!". The film is shaping up as an "America's Funniest Videos" candidate, judging from the laughter it received.