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by   -   June 16, 2014

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While Nate doesn’t appear in today’s comic, you can learn more about Nate’s wacky life at his Website.


by   -   June 13, 2014

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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.

Here’s how it works:

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_cpr
Step 5: Share with your friends!

How does it move?

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:

  • “forward” or “fwd”
  • “backward” or “bck”
  • “right” or “rght”
  • “left” or “ft”
  • “stop” or “stp”

You can also tweet colors to change the colors of the LED lights: blue, red, white, etc.

Of course, there are some hidden key words – easter eggs – in there too that you’ll just have to figure out on your own. I wonder if pop-a-wheelie is on the list?…

If you liked this article, you may also be interested in Clearpath’s ROS 101 Tutorials:

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by   -   May 29, 2014

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Learn more about Nate’s wacky life at his Website.


by   -   April 16, 2014

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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.


by   -   March 7, 2014

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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 . . .


by   -   February 28, 2014

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.)


by   -   February 28, 2014

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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 . . .


by   -   February 21, 2014

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The mission to Mars concludes now that Nate is back on Earth, but do you think the adventure is really over?  Learn more about Nate’s wacky life at his Website.


by   -   February 17, 2014

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Stay tuned next week for the exciting conclusion of Nate’s “mission to Mars” experience.  As always, remember you can see more at Nate’s Website.


by   -   February 7, 2014

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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


by   -   January 31, 2014

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We all know that the first thing we’d want to do on a planet with low gravity is a Michael Jordon dunk.

As always, remember you can see more at Nate’s Website.


by   -   January 24, 2014

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As always, remember you can see more at Nate’s Website.


by   -   January 21, 2014

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The rhino is one of Africa’s five big game hunt animals.

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.


by   -   January 17, 2014

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As always, remember you can see more at Nate’s Website.