ANDREW is the 6th Leaf bot running.
ANDREW stands for Autonomous, Norn, Droid, Roaming,
He is being built by Mike DeMaddis.
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Mike is building a head for ANDREW. Following are his comments on this
My Robot Andrew is a Norn based bot using the 912
microcontroller, it is currently using the same unmodified software most of us
I have added a Handy Board for controlling the head which uses standard
unmodified servos for motion of the eyes ( left and right), a servo in
the neck allows the robot to turn the entire head form left to right and back
to center. Additionally there is a servo for moving the eye assembly up and
down. On the head for a nose, is a dual element pyroelectric sensor for
detecting movement of humans etc (he can turn to face you if you come into his
feild of view!) So far I have programs that will turn the head in the
direction of sound ( he has stereo hearing!)
Andrew will be getting a camera for vision processing, Im not sure where I
will put it yet?
So far I use the Handy Board for these tasks as I am not too familiar yet with
So a quick summary here: the animatronic head I designed currently uses (3)
servos, (1) dual element pyroelectric sensor, and (2) condenser microphones
My program needs a bit of work at this point but the results are very
I am thrilled to be involved with the Leaf Robot project and I thank Bruce,
Alex and Robin for getting this awesome project off the ground for all of us.
A bunch of other photos which Frontpage refused to turn into thumbnails, so
open this folder to see them.