Lem over at Robots-Dreams.com, a great resource for robot enthusiasts and a site I frequent often for news and inspiration, managed to get Australian robot hacker Sean Jefferies, aka Sprocket2Cog, on the phone last week. The two spoke for 45 minutes about how Jefferies got his start in robotics and his work hacking, among other things, LEGO Mindstorms and Roboraptors. You may know of Sean’s work and not even realize it. If you regularly read any of the tech blogs, you probably saw the picture of his Grover/Robosapien V2 chimera as it made the rounds a few weeks ago. Actually much of Sean’s work is pretty practical and should be of great interest to most hobbyists. Especially interesting is his project to control a Robosapien using a LEGO RCX brick. The two conclude their conversation with their predictions for the future of consumer robotics and robot hacking. Swing over to Robots-Dreams.com and take a listen to the interview. It’s definitely worth the time.
Jan 31 2006