Sunday, July 11, 2010

Robotic Challenge Week (RCW)

Robotic Challenge Week (RCW) is coming, which is organized by MMU Robotics Club, is a competition of combat robot. This event is from 13th August until 15 August and we'd already decided to organize a visit to MMU Melacca on 15th August.

Attention: One way trip to malacca on public bus costs RM 13 and we bring you there and back for only RM20/ RM22 !!!

This trip includes breakfast, a short briefing and tour around MMU campus,
witness the awesome combat robots battle it out,and finally a relaxing visit on the famous Malacca Jonker Walk !

To those who are intested can contact Wei Chyi (012-5193106) or Ah Chiah(016-4714768).

Date: 15/8/2010
Time: 7.45am-11.00pm (Please meeat at SA block)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Welcome new committee board.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone's votes. I believe I will carry out my responsible of this post throughout this year. Next, welcome to all new elected committee members of Robotic Society. As we can see now, our society is more diverse. We are able to meet new faces in our committee board, which is happy to say that. Hope that everyone will perform his or her job well and make Robotic Society a better future in UTAR. Lastly, I would like to thank all new members of Robotic Society as well for joining our 3rd AGM meeting and made it so success.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Annual General Meeting 2010

Dear members and fellow friends, welcome to Robotic Society's 3rd AGM. Of course, new committee members of Robotic Society will be elected during AGM and you are welcomed to nominate yourself during the election. We will discuss about updates of past and future activities. Besides, you will stand a chance to play or control on the robots built by Robotic Society!

P/S: Refreshments will be served at the end of meeting.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Robotics. Endless possibilities

Friday, March 19, 2010

Robocon 2010

Guys check this out.

you can get more videos about Robocon 2010 from youtube now.
Good Luck :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The World's Smallest Motor

By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience.

Scientists recently unveiled the tiniest electric motor ever built. You could stuff hundreds of them into the period at the end of this sentence.
One day a similar engine might power a tiny mechanical doctor that would travel through your body in the ultimate house call.
The motor works by shuffling atoms between two molten metal droplets in a carbon nanotube [watch it run].

Scenes from a video of the actual motor.
Credit: Zettl Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at Berkeley
One droplet is even smaller than the other. When a small electric current is applied to the droplets, atoms slowly eek off the larger droplet and join the smaller one. The small droplet grows - but never gets as big as the other droplet - and eventually bumps into the large droplet. As they touch, the large droplet rapidly sops up the atoms it had previously sloughed off. This quick shift in energy produces a power stroke.
The technique exploits the fact that surface tension -- the tendency of atoms or molecules to resist separating -- becomes more important at small scales. Surface tension is the same thing that allows some insects to walk on water.
The motor, a surface-tension-driven nanoelectromechanical relaxation oscillator, was built by a team of researchers led by Alex Zettl at the University of California, Berkeley.
Although the amount of energy produced is small -- 20 microwatts -- it is quite impressive in relation to the tiny scale of the motor. The whole setup is less than 200 nanometers on a side, or hundreds of times smaller than the width of a human hair. If it could be scaled up to the size of an automobile engine, it would be 100 million times more powerful than a Toyota Camry's 225 horsepower V6 engine, the researchers say.
In 1988, Berkeley electrical engineering professor Richard Muller and colleagues made the first operating micromotor, which was 100 microns across, or about the thickness of a human hair. In 2003, Zettl's group created the first nanoscale motor. Last year they built a nanoconveyor, which moves tiny particles along like cars in a factory.
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A paper discussing the latest invention was published in the March 21 issue of Applied Physics Letters.
Nanotechnology engineers try to mimic nature, building things atom-by-atom. Among other things, nanomotors could be used in optical circuits to redirect light, a process called optical switching. Futurists envision a day when nanomachines, powered by nanomotors, roam inside your body to find disease and repair damaged cells.
"This oscillator is ideal for locomotive applications, since it is so powerful for its size," Chris Regan, a Zettl group researcher, toldLiveScience. "For instance, in a nanobot it could be used as the motor that drives crawling, walking, swimming, jumping, or flying."
More immediately, the new motor could be used within two years in existing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, Regan said.
MEMS are tiny components made by etching away parts of a silicon wafer or adding tiny layers. As small as a grain of pollen, MEMS are larger than the nanoworld. They are employed in such things as microaccelerometers, the devices that activate automotive airbags. Optical MEMS are used in many home theater systems.
Regan said the shift to NEMS, the nano-equivalent of MEMS, "will take longer."


Link below is a video of high speed robotic arm. Have a look and you will be amazed.
High Speed Robotic Arm

Saturday, February 6, 2010

General Meeting 11/2/2010

Dear all members of Robotic Society,

We are going to have our special general meeting in 11/2/2010, 4pm at SE110.

The general meeting is going to give you a chance for have a outlook of our robotic society.
Besides this,
We are going to take part in ROBOCON 2010

We invite you become part of our team so we can move forward to build a robot which can shine in the contest and gain the honor for UTAR ROBOTIC SOCIETY.

We ensure you can learn a lot of software and hardware skill when you give heart to our robotic society.

Do come to join our general meeting, you will find in UTAR, you are more than you are once you join ROBOTIC SOCIETY.

Don't let your campus life boring and plain, give it a colour.
We wait for you in the coming thursday. You are our honourable guest.

Best Regards,
Robotic Society committee

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


GENIUS! This is how creativity improve our life quality.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Check this out!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

First ROBONEERING Exhibition at UTAR

Hello guys,
first of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome back.
We will bring out more surprises to you throughout year 2010.

Now, let's introduce our first event, ROBONEERING Exhibition. The purpose of organizing this exhibition is to have a wider exposure to UTAR students regarding on the robots which are used in industrial world. You will have fun too in this exhibition by some games and competition. Come and join us and refreshment will be served.