While Nate doesn’t appear in today’s comic, you can learn more about Nate’s wacky life at his Website.
Happy Birthday!! Clearpath is officially 5 years old and what better way to celebrate than let all of our fans drive a robot. No matter where you are in the world, you can experience what it’s like to drive Husky – well, a very mini, hacked-together Husky that is. We’ve put together ‘twit-bot’ for your enjoyment so you can move our bot around all from the convenience of your smartphone using Twitter.
Step 1: Mention Clearpath’s Twitter handle (@ClearpathRobots)
Step 2: Hash tag #MoveRobot
Step 3: Write the action you’d like it to take (examples are below)
Step 4: Watch it move on the live feed: http://www.twitch.tv/twitbot_
Step 5: Share with your friends!
This little twit-bot can go just about anywhere and in any direction using the commands below (case insensitive). The delay between the tweet and the streaming is about 30 seconds:
You can also tweet colors to change the colors of the LED lights: blue, red, white, etc.
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Special thanks again to “NateFan”, whose comment inspired today’s comic.
I hope the characters referenced from NASA are good sports, I figured they’d crack up over Nate’s “findings” regarding facial expressions in near zero gravity.
In the comments below, tell me, what questions would researchers want answered about Nate’s experiences on Mars? I’ll select the best and make comics out of them (showing how Nate answers) in the next few weeks, and we can find out what kind of trouble Nate gets into . . .
Being a member of FIRST Team 3504, The Girls of Steel, has been an amazing experience: I have built robots with my teammates, gone to international competitions, and have had great time. We recently competed with our latest robot, E.V.E., and my friends and family have been asking “How does it work?”. This comic explains it all – I hope you enjoy it! (You can download a PDF of the full comic here.)
I guess all those other Mars rovers just landed in the wrong spot? I had this idea yesterday to try something a little different. In the comments below, tell me, what questions would researchers want answered about Nate’s experiences on Mars? I’ll select the best and make comics out of them (showing how Nate answers) in the next few weeks, and we can find out what kind of trouble Nate gets into . . .
I want to thank Robonaut for being a great sport and being willing to appear in this week’s comic! When I got done with last week’s comic, for fun I sent a tweet to Robonaut asking him to join Nate for a little “space jam” competition, and he was all in! The problem is, I found out that Robonaut is a little larger than I expected!!! Check out the conversation
Illustrator Robert Chew presents Big Five, an imaginative illustration series inspired by his passion for robots, mecha and animals. Robert’s prints are available for sale, with all profits being donated to the International Anti Poaching Foundation to help support their mission of anti-poaching and the protection of endangered wildlife in Africa.