Video Page

We now have a video page (look under pages on the right) with a few sample videos showing cool demos with 1 or more COTSBots.  Look for more videos as the summer progresses. Advertisements

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Quick Build

Added some basic instructions for a quick robot build using the Rover 5 tank kit from DFRobot.

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US Science and Engineering Festival

Just got back from the US Science and Engineering Festival (www.usasciencefestival.org) as part of the BEACON (www.beacon-center.org) contingent.  We were demonstrating evolution in action including evolutionary games and the COTSBots, which can evolve their own code on-line in real-time. For … Continue reading

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COTS Bots Project at the University of Idaho

We, students and faculty at the University of Idaho, are designing and building robots according to the COTS principle – e.g. using Commercial Off-The-Shelf products. Critical design requirements are that the robot be: Affordable (<$500) Easy and quick to assemble (e.g. … Continue reading

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