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David Anderson is a consummate armature robot builder who has been doing some great work with balancing 2-wheeled robot 'project-nBot', and some incredible outdoor navigation & dead reckoning work in 'project-jBot'. Visit his site and enjoy one of the premier sites in armature robotics development. Mark Curry's Intrepid is a robot development worthy of following. Mark has a great site, easy to navigate and well documented.

Robot: J-Bot

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Robot: Intrepid

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Of course you need to know about the Seattle Robotics Society Dale's home made robots is worth a good read. I've enjoyed looking at the developments there and appreciate fully the work he is doing.

Dale's Homemade Robots

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Dave Hylands keeps a great web site devoted to robotics, software, maching and electronics. This is a great place to review lots of ongoing robotics development. Jeff Sampson the following site that details the design and construction of several of his robots. The Earth Explorer Project is well documented and the clear decisions to keep the technology straight forward and realistic to implement.

Robot: Orion

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Robot: Earth Explorer

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The group from CalPoly has put together a nice set of reference material as well as a great robot for outdoor competitions such as RoboMagellan. Ted Larson has done some great work in robotics and hosts a web page worthy of repeated visits. Ted's robot Odessey has competed successfully in the RoboMagellan competitions.

Robot: RoboMagellan

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Robot: Oddsey

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This site is a decent reference for those getting started. The open source automation project contains a lot of information and some easy construction methods to get one started in the field of robotics. The following site makes for a great read. With a treatise on AI and vision processing, the Leaf project is worth following.

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These guys have just about everything robotic you need to get started. Check out hte sensors section. Mark's page belongs at the top of this list. Mark makes a product called the (MRM) Mini-Robo-Mind. It's worth every penny for 68332 based robotics control.
The twin Cities Robotics Group is worth checking out. They've got some active members and they to have a pretty active e-mail group. Spark Fun electronics, is an excellent supplier of robotics components, including wireless links, GPS modules, IR interface modules, cellular modules and more, check them out.
Karl Lunt, author of 'Build Your Own Robot' and Seattle Robotics Society member has his page here. Check it out he's got SBasic for the 68332 available for free download. Pololu not only sells robotics kits but they provide a great laser cutting service. You will find examples of this work on my web page and more appearing as time goes on, they are great and I recomend their services.
Karl Lunt
One of the coolest robot motion control developments in recent time. Check out this Troodon dinosaur built at MIT. These guys have some good books and some really excelent motors & stuff that's robot related.
Kevin Ross, publisher of the online magazine the Encoder and former president of the Seattle Robotics Society has his home page here. Dennis Clark's web page. A theme of toys and technology, isn't that what it's all about?
Kevin Ross
Another great stopping place in the robot comunity. The DPRG (Dallas Personal Robotics Group) has some great members and a good mailing list. If you have not been to NASA's cool robot of the week site, you really ought to visit. Really, go and look, ... your tax dollars are paying for it =) yep, if you look far enough there, I've even been listed.
Ben has a great sight with many atmel and MCS51 related projects.