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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:28 AM

“Geist Strahlung”,(Ghost Radiation) made it’s Debut at this months Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation meeting. The group gave input and suggestions for possible applications.

The robot is currently operating in remote “manual control” mode. This summer I will integrate the Parallax Microcomputer.

In a “typical” autonomous mode, the robot will rotate the turret “sensor array” side to side,(in a pre-adjusted arc of 0 to 270 degrees), until an “input” is detected, then the tracked base will rotate and line up with the turret, the robot will then move in the direction of the sensor input.

The initial sensor to be integrated will be the Passive Infra Red Sensor, A subroutine will be written for each sensor, to allow buffering and noise/error reduction.

Sensor/Tripod removal is easy, allowing the vehicle to be a radio controlled remote camera platform,etc.

The Smoke Generator can be used to test air flow, or perhaps project a “ghostly” image on.

The “value” of this robot for Paranormal Investigation has not yet been determined, but easy programming and sensor changes make this robot easily adaptable.

Ill post this update on the “Ghost Physics” Blog later on today:

http://www.ghostphysics.blogspot.com./

Any comments or questions are welcome. Regards, John
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:29 AM

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:31 AM

Significant internal Mechanical modifications were needed to handle the weight and "moment" of the instrument array.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:32 AM

Some of the internals:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:33 AM

My "other" Robot's seem happy with it ;)

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:21 AM

That is just awesome!!!! You built that? We need to talk lol!!!
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:31 AM

That is just awesome!!!! You built that? We need to talk lol!!!


Thanks! all input is welcome!
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:52 AM

Have you tested them in an actual investigation? If so, do they work accurately?
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:15 AM

its an interesting idea, would like to hear/see how the device functions/tests out in a real investigation/enviorment
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:47 AM

Have you tested them in an actual investigation? If so, do they work accurately?


Nope, programming and sensor integration is next. Most likely sometime this summer.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:06 AM

Cool can't wait to see how it does

I like how the one robots hand's has a skeletal structure very cool
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:21 AM

Cool can't wait to see how it does

I like how the one robots hand's has a skeletal structure very cool


Thanks!

The Robot's right hand is dextrous. It has metal fishing leaders mimicing tendons to open and close the hand using a pneumatic cylinder underneath.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

Holy cra@p, Robot! That's some unit.

What platform is it built on? My first was built on a B.O.S.S. and carried a laptop. After it broke my toe and tore up a door frame, I dismantled it.

I don't feel worthy of offering you any advice, but I use RF modules for comms: http://www.sparkfun....gories.php?c=79 They're very stamp friendly and reliable. With the proper length antenna and a decent ground plane, the range is impressive, too.

Another stamp friendly item is the IRL540. It's internally protected so you don't need ANY extra discretes to go with it. Perfect for PWM and on/off functions.

Kudos! :lol:

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:37 AM

Holy cra@p, Robot! That's some unit.

What platform is it built on? My first was built on a B.O.S.S. and carried a laptop. After it broke my toe and tore up a door frame, I dismantled it.

I don't feel worthy of offering you any advice, but I use RF modules for comms: http://www.sparkfun....gories.php?c=79 They're very stamp friendly and reliable. With the proper length antenna and a decent ground plane, the range is impressive, too.

Another stamp friendly item is the IRL540. It's internally protected so you don't need ANY extra discretes to go with it. Perfect for PWM and on/off functions.

Kudos! :lol:


Thanks! I kinda keep some things confidential on the build, so Ill PM you with details on the "Platform" that I extensively modified and continue to modify.

Your advice has been very useful and always appreciated!

I correspond with many in the "Paranormal Community", all except one response has been very positive on this robot.

This is from a Professor with more than 30 years of Paranormal Investigative experience. Here is a slightly modified quote on the negetive response:




"The data your robot gathers will have limited value. Ghost hunters with their fancy equipment are just flaunting their ignorance and conceptual naivete.

How, even if only in principle, would you distinguish robotic readings caused by operator or onlooker PK, rather than something objectively in the environment? Answer: you can't; there's no such thing as a PK meter that can circumvent the source of psi problem. So what's the point of this unit?"




This correspondence would have made many defensive. In my case it opened up a fascinating dialogue. This individual has written numerous books, I ended up purchasing two he recomended.



The Physics approach, the Physics approach, the Physics approach! This has been my doctrine. I am currently looking at the Physics limitations regarding "Paranormal Anomalies".



I just spent $1000.00, Hotel, Airfare, SSE membership, SSE conference fee, to learn more at the SSE conference in Boulder:

http://www.scientifi...g_meetings.html

I was somewhat ignorant of the fact that Academics and Scientists HAVE been studying the "Paranormal" for more than 100 years. SSE has opened my eyes to some different approaches, some of these "different approaches" will be integrated into this robot.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:44 AM

This is from a Professor with more than 30 years of Paranormal Investigative experience.

"The data your robot gathers will have limited value. Ghost hunters with their fancy equipment are just flaunting their ignorance and conceptual naivete.



That brought out a chuckle. I-R-O-N-I-C!!! Or maybe I mean moronic. 30 years and what has he given us? Since there's been nothing in the way of advancement in that time, why would one persist?!? ($?) If you haven't found anything tangible, conclusive, or repeatable yet, look elsewhere. IMHO - That puts folks like us squarely on the leading edge.

"The data your robot gathers will have limited value."
Uhhh... unlike the Trifield meter, the Ovilus, voice recorders, or countless other items that have done NOTHING in the name of paranormal research???

Oh. I take that back. There's the Parabot. It just HAS to work! :yawn:

Keep the faith, Bro. And keep up the fine work.

(Please post or PM the URL to that discussion. I'd like to read through it in my leisure...)
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