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heavy weight cluster bot

Post by muchalucha » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:05 pm

I am thinking of a heavy weight cluster bot made up of about 4 -5 featherweight sized bots , these will be semi autonamous , whats the rules on autonamous bots , and is there a limit to the number of nodes in a cluster?
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:55 pm

You'd need more than 4 featherweights to make a heavyweight, and I know that Roaming Robots wouldnt let you run it in their arena against other heavies unless there are no flippers in the arena, after what happened with Tanto Jr at one of their events. Seen as the majority of heavyweights are flippers, you'd hardly ever get a battle, and wont be able to enter championship fights either.

There are no limits for the number of robots in a clusterbot, its often been joked about putting 10 antweights in as a featherweight cluster, but this would be a nightmare of arrangement (all ants would need to failsafe, have power lights, removable links ect ect and most would end up totally destroyed)
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Post by Team Terror » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:03 pm

how many fleas would you need for a superheavyweight clusterbot? :P
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Post by Flippt » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:46 pm

Team Terror wrote:how many fleas would you need for a superheavyweight clusterbot? :P
About 2666 fleaweights, if I'm not wrong?
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Post by malivoirec » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:22 am

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Post by Simon Windisch » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:45 pm

They'd have to be autonomous, swarm into the heavyweight and short its batteries out, something like that. How would you decide when more than 50% were immobilised?

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Post by Team Terror » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:08 pm

I have no idea, but I'd love to see a superheavyweight clusterbot made up of fleaweights built :wink:
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Post by malivoirec » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:22 pm

I thought I saw that on the new Day the earth stood still movie.
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Post by muchalucha » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:53 pm

maybe not such a greta idea , dave told me about the flipper rule so a there isnt a spinner arena in the uk , im stuffed!

i was going to do it with my laptop (on the outside !!!) and loads of xbee modules , i was going to drive it with an xbox controller connected to my pc , xbee modules run on 2.4GHZ and are effectively bluetooth.
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Post by Cavecrusher » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:47 am

muchalucha wrote:dave told me about the flipper rule
flipper rule?

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Post by razerdave » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:30 pm

Neither of the HW event organisers will allow robots less than 50kg in the arena with the flippers, after they let Tanto Jnr in

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Post by muchalucha » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:38 pm

sort of kills the idea then :lol: :lol: . if anything it was an experiment to see if i could get 4 robots to attack a victim autonamously. maybe the theory could be applied to minisumo ! , but thats another thread altogether :lol: .
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:25 pm

Its not really a official "rule", seen as a heavyweight is classes as 51-100kg, but as Dave says, they won't allow any robot below about 75kg to fight heavyweight flippers. And as 90% of heavys out there are flippers, you'd hardly ever get a fight, and never one in competition.
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Post by Team Terror » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:33 pm

why can't bots lighter than 75kg fight the heavyweight flippers?
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Post by muchalucha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:29 pm

becasue there was a featherweight i think that got flipped through the netting and did some damage (of what kind im not shure ).

Might of been a middle weight , cant remember.

(did try googling tanto jr before someone flames me :lol: :lol: )
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