Kevin prepares PyroKEN’s head. (We may want to make sure the robots don’t see this.)
It has been a while since the last update, but work has still been progressing. The project is now working on several robots: refined replicas of KEN v1, a dissected KEN for educational display (“Flat KEN”), and of course KEN v2.
Most of the work recently has been directed toward finishing the replicas and Flat KEN. This week, the team got nearly all the systems working in PyroKEN (with the exception of a neck servo, which only needs to be swapped out). At our next meeting, we’ll continue on with the mechanical work, and add enhancements to the software systems to make them more robust and user-friendly.
When the robots are all complete, we’ll have several platforms with which we can begin exploring the next phase of the project: making the robots play games. More on this soon, along with additional information on our other robots.