2012-12-17

open robotics university

12.8: news.adds/robotics/openroboticsuniversity:
co.g'+#Open Robotics University:
11:10 AM
*Can anyone in this community [g'+ ubuntu] write C++ or Java code that will be
robust and stable enough for an
advanced robotics platform?*
Please visit our website
Open Robotics University
(world's first tuition-free
engineering degree-granting university)
to view the specification for
DARPA Robotics Challenge
and National Robotics Initiative Robots
that we are working on.
Since we are open-source university,
any individual can join our build team.
The winning prize for the competition is
$2,000,000.00.
*Please review the specification for ORU-DRD
to start generating discussion on our
“Open-Source Robotics” community page .
Here is a link to DARPA page.
Also see a link to Kawada Industries based in Japan.
We have been in talk with Kawada to provide us the
HRP-3 Promet MK-II platform for our research
to build our own version to meet DARPA goals.
I think we can win the $2, 000000.00 prize.
*Proposed Specification of ORU-DRR Robot:* 
* The robot’s joints axes, electric devices, gear unit and power unit
should be liquid and dust proof.
*The robot should be about 6ft tall and weighs about 160 pounds.
* The inner frame should be aluminum
and the outer body wrap in fire resistance composite. 
* Multi-finger hands for effective handling of tools.
*   Integrate smooth gait generation and slip detection technology
to enable robot to walk on low-friction surface.
 *Sophisticated whole body movement to be realized by
 AIST-developed “generalized ZMP” technology.
 * 42 Degrees of freedom – Head: 2 axes (pitch and yam);
 Arm: 7 axes (shoulder: 3, elbow: 1, wrist: 3) X 2;
 Hand: 6 axes x2; Waist 2 axes (pitch and yaw); Leg 6 axes x2.
 * Vision sensor: 4-lens stereo camera system for autonomous control;
 4-lens stereo camera for remote control; scanning range finder.
 * Control system: Distributed control system;
 Network: Can (Controller Area Network – Mbps).
Open Robotics University
. the first tuition-free engineering
degree-granting institution.
All of our university operations
from student admission
to teaching and learning processes
are powered by Google+
Our university is based in the USA;
and currently seeking accreditation
from accreditation agencies in the US.
Our Goal:
get technically oriented individuals,
who due to their socio-economic status
don't have funds to study robotics engineering;
learn to design and build robust, intelligent robots
for a university robotics engineering degree.
Students: Our students are located in
forty five cities in twenty six countries
-- pre-university through doctorate degrees.
President, Dr. Osato Osemwengie,
Dr. Osemwengie Lives in
Dublin, Ohio, United States.
with Mark Leon of
NASA Robotics Alliance Project
He served as FIRST robotics coach
and mentor to three teams.
He was a presenter at the 2008 Atlanta, Georgia
FIRST Robotics World Championship.
He has completed
four masters and a doctorate degree.
His experience, while attempting to
complete fifth and six masters degree
in software engineering and
electrical engineering respectively,
influenced him to open
The Open Robotics  University.
He strongly believe that future engineers
should not be subjected to outdated text books
and high cost tuition in this digital age.
Any dedicated individual
can receive high quality education
via social media infrastructure such Google+.
Open Robotics University
applied to participate in
National Robotics Initiative.
Our DARPA Challenge Robotics Platform!!
Open Robotics University applied to participate in
tracks C and D of the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
DARPA’s goal is to accelerate the development of robots
that are robust enough to be used for
disaster response operations in hazardous environment.
The robot should also be
intelligent enough to navigate around
doors, chairs, manipulate vehicles,
power tools and recognize levers and valves.
To meet this goal we have adopted
Kawada industries’ HRP-3 MK-II Robotics platform
for research to build our robot ORU-DRR Robot.
Since we are an open-source university,
talented individuals that are not members of our faculty
or not enrolled as a student in our university
worldwide can join our Open Robotics University team
to design software and robot for the competition
(Check out the proposed specification of ORU-DRR below) .

National Robotics Initiative:
The goal is to “accelerate the development
and use of robots in the United States
that work beside, or cooperatively with people”.
To meet this goal we have adopted
Kawada industries’ HRP-4 Robotics platform
for research to build our robot ORU-NRI Robot
(Open Robotics University
National Robotics Initiative Robot).

OpenRov robotics plaform:
. openrov.com is to conduct research
and build world-class oceanic robots
to explore the world's oceans
similar to work done by liquidr.com robotics.
mis.adds/openroboticsuniversity/Responsibility Project:
openroboticsuniversity`
Make a Difference Robotics Projects
These type of projects as Deitel claims, in his book
"C++ How To Program" 2012,
are "meant to increase awareness and discussion
of important issues the world is facing.
We hope you'll approach them with your own
values, politics, and beliefs".
see more Science & Technology projects
from the The Responsibility Project
. Welcome to The Responsibility Project,
a place to think about—and discuss—

what it means to do the right thing.
--. that isn't a list of interesting projects;
it's a blog for lecturing to teens .
. and, speaking of Doing The Right Thing,
why are we still using c++ ?