MRISAR's Simplified Versions of their R & D Technologies

 

To help fund our R & D we make simplistic versions of our Technologies to incorporate into world-class exhibits that we sell globally. The following are some examples that have applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security, hazardous situations, guidance, computer Interface and exploration.

Our Research & Development Team consists of MRISAR's Founders John Siegel & Victoria Lee Croasdell Siegel and their two youngest daughters Autumn & Aurora Siegel, (who started helping with R & D when they were preschoolers). Together they have Designed & Fabricated the Earthís Largest Selection of World Class Robotics Exhibits.

 

 

Rail Robotics      Telepresence Robotics       Medical Electronics      Telemanipulators

     

 





 

 

Rail Robotics; for applications in Industry, Adaptive Technologies for the disabled,

Hazardous Situations, Security, Agriculture, Exploration & Guidance.

 

 

Rail Robot Assistants

 

 

         

 

          

 

Chibi Rail Robot Assistant 36" high & Rail Robot Assistant  48" high. They can greet visitors and lead them through an area while talking and gesturing towards the surroundings. Its speech can be Bilingual. The advantage of this robot is that it does not take up floor space, or encumber and impede the travel of visitors. Instead it uses ceiling space to safety traverse itís run, out of reach of the general public. They are an unique interactive robotic device that can be used in any environment that requires a host, tour guide or lecturer; like museums, centers, institutions and laboratories.

We are currently working on upgraded versions that are telepresence & can pick up and transport small objects for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security, guidance and exploration.

 

 

 

Rail Robotic Arms

 

 

              

 

        

         

 

                  

 

 

 

 

Dual Challenge The Robot Exhibit General Description; a dual 3-finger robotic arm exhibit. One robot arm is automated and the other is controlled by a user. The challenge is between the manual robot arm that is being controlled by a human and the automatic arm being controlled by the robotís electromechanical brain. The automatic arm picks up a ball and takes it to a number of target locations one by one, while letting it roll back to the starting point between targets.

 

We have developed a variety of Telepresence versions that can pick up and transport small objects for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security, guidance and exploration.

 

 

 





 

Telepresence Robots; for applications in Industry, Adaptive Technologies for the disabled, Hazardous Situations, Security, Computer Interface, Agriculture, Exploration & Guidance.

 

We have been incorporating our own version of Telepresence into our Prototypes and World-class Robotic exhibits since 2001. Telepresence is ideal for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security, hazardous situations, guidance, computer interface, agriculture, exploration, etc.

 

 

 

Telepresence Robots

 

 

AUV & ROV  Exhibit. Operate a working model of an underwater robot. Try it in AUV mode which allows the robot to automatically performs some of the tasks and then try it in ROV mode for totally manual control operation. Place three items in the basket in a limited time interval for a successful mission. Place five in the basket in the same amount of time for an excellent mission rating. This exhibit has Telepresence, Telemanipulators and Automation aspects.

 

 

 

 

               

Above is a rough artistic rendering of our telepresence robot.

Magnus our Humanoid Telepresence Robot; Magnus is a low budget, simplistic, mobile, full fledged telepresence robot that will literally duplicate every basic movement that the operator makes. He is an experiment for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security and exploration. He addresses issues such as; 1- Using visual, tactile and force feedback and artificial touch for telepresence manipulation. 2- Creating human-like performance in telepresence robotics applications. 3- Full immersion telepresence with wearable haptic, multi sensor feedback. 4- Expressing emotion between humans and robots.

To help fund Magnus we have designed a simplistic version for sale to museums and science & technology centers called the "Humanoid Telepresence Space Robot" and are creating an educational web series called the "Mysterious Lab of Robotics" where MRISARís R & D Team will build Magnus on the show. Once brought to life he will participate as a cast member. Magnus will be portrayed as a humorous and engaging adaptation of technologies that we are actually developing for serious and beneficial applications.

 

    

"Humanoid Telepresence Space Robot" According to our research this exhibit is unlike any other on the planet. It is inspired by NASAís Robonaut Telepresence. The robot in our exhibit presents a real platform for the museum visitor to experience the complexities of humanoid telepresence in a fun yet highly educational way. The robot is also a variation of a design that we are developing for an actual research and development project at our institute, which will be used in a number of beneficial applications for industry, the disabled and exploration. The telepresence controls for this exhibit are based on the basic layout of the ISS robot arm control joysticks as a further merit to the exhibit.

 

 

 

Telepresence Probe Robots

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

Probe Robots "Challenge on Mars"  Probe Robots with Remote Control, Video Link & Specimen Retrieval! Planetary rover exploration race activity: The rovers are remotely operated via two control panels. The control panels afford the use of the rovers and also a roverís eye view of the exploration via a miniature camera and monitor system.

 

 

 

Teleoperated Robotic Arms

 

 

 

 

                  

"The Last Mimzy" Movie Project:  These are the arms that we designed and built in two weeks and which appeared in several scenes with the scientist of the future in the 2007 sci-fi family movie "The Last Mimzy", a Newline Cinema, Avery Pix, and Hanna Rachael Production, film. Our telepresence operated robotics were depicted as helping the scientist from the future build the teaching toys which were a vital part of the story. The robotics were operated via telepresence controls from a remote location during the filming. We were told that they operated flawlessly and that their performance could not have been better.  Below Image is of Autumn & Aurora Siegel taking a break inside the crates for the Mimzy arms, prior to packing and shipping them. http://www.newline.com/properties/lastmimzythe.html  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

The Teleoperated Dual Robot Arm Exhibit consists of two exhibits that interface with each other, the Teleoperated Dual Robot Arm exhibit and the Teleoperated Control Counsel. These exhibits can be placed as far as 60 feet away from each other and still interact.

 

 

 

 

 

                              

 

Teleoperated 3 Finger Robot Arm Exhibit This Single Robot Arm Exhibit interfaces with a Teleopreated Control Counsel. The Teleoperated Arm Exhibit  has an electromechanical robot arm that measure approximately 39Ē long  from the tip of the fingers to the base of the shoulder pivot assembly. This arm is controlled directly from an attached Teleoperated Control Council through remote viewing. 

 

 

 

 

        

 

The Teleoperated Rail Robot exhibit features a thirty five inch long electromechanical robot arm mounted on a ten foot long rail system which allows the arm to glide from one end of the exhibit to the other.

 

 

 

 

            "Line of Sight Side"                      "Telepresence Video Monitor Side"

                                   

Space Dual Robot Arm Work Station. This exhibit features two electromechanical robot arms that measure approximately 39Ē long  from the tip of the fingers to the base of the shoulder pivot assembly.  The arms have pressure sensitive and end of travel limits, and can adapt to any arrangement of objects stacked in their path. The arms are made of light weight 6061 Aluminum and specially designed with travel and force limits. 

 

 

 

 

     

Teleoperated Planetary Probe The Teleoperated Planetary Probe is a new design which combines a number of exciting interactive elements with the science of  robotics and space exploration. The exhibit affords the museum visitor the opportunity of controlling a teleoperated robotic probe robot to survey an area of terrain and take samples and readings for analysis.

 

 

 





 

Telemanipulators; for applications in Industry, Adaptive Technologies for the disabled, Hazardous Situations, Security, Agriculture, Exploration & Guidance.

 

 

Telemanipulated Robots

 

 

 

               

 

                        

 

Planetary Probe Exhibit features an artificial terrain of a  hypothetical planet with a working probe robot which examines it's surroundings. The exhibit is  ideally suited for locations in the middle of the  floor as it is viewable from all sides through clear panels. This exhibit speaks it's directions when the Start Button is pushed.

 

 

 

AUV & ROV  Exhibit. Operate a working model of an underwater robot. Try it in AUV mode which allows the robot to automatically performs some of the tasks and then try it in ROV mode for totally manual control operation. Place three items in the basket in a limited time interval for a successful mission. Place five in the basket in the same amount of time for an excellent mission rating. This exhibit has Telepresence, Telemanipulators and Automation aspects.

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

Challenge Bots Each robot also has a number of electronically animated elements such as LED light arrays, which illuminate frosted and clear acrylic plastic elements such as crystals, columns and the domes. The columns also serve as a status indicator by lighting up in a particular order and color corresponding to the userís movement selections. The robots and control panels also generate a number of interactive sound effects. In addition to these elements the control panels speak an introduction for the activity and prompt the user during the activity. For the two sports activities the control panels will also keep score and announce when a user wins.

 

 

 

 

           

Deven II is a demonstration robot designed to maneuver around a room and speak and respond to voice commands. Deven II's exterior opens for educational viewing of itís interior. It is approximately 6 Ft. tall. It is powered by a gel cell battery at 12 V DC. Deven II is one of a number of robots being developed for museum demonstrations and exhibit floor use. It is a large robot intended for supervised demonstrations while in demonstration mode and for visitor us while in the activity area included. For exhibit floor use by museum visitors it now comes with a 10í x 10í activity area and railing mounted control panels included in the price. The original Deven prototype has entertained students for 15 years.

 

 

 

       

Cezar: Robotic Lion This demonstration robot is an unique educational experience in the guise of a large 4 ft. long autonomous robot designed to look like a mountain lion. The behavior design is based on Boolean mathematics that are configured to allow the robot to react to surroundings in ways that appear instinctive. The legs, torso and head are equipped with numerous sensors that react to environmental stimulus. The robot uses these sensors to judge distances and calculate each step. The design allows it to work for indoor and outdoor demonstrations. When needed a small robot arm and hand can emerge from a panel in itís back to grasp small objects. It can understand spoken commands relayed through a wireless microphone and speak using a digitally controlled EEPROM device. The remote sensing attribute allows the robot to detect common things in itís surroundings and the IR., Visual spectrum sensors and ultrasonics, relay obstacle and structural data. It operates on 12 VDC stored in a gel cell battery. It is not a mass production item.

 

 

 

 

       

Brutus: Robotic Canine   This demonstration robot is an unique educational experience in the guise of a large 4 ft. long autonomous robot designed to look like a mountain lion. The behavior design is based on Boolean mathematics that are configured to allow the robot to react to surroundings in ways that appear instinctive. The legs, torso and head are equipped with numerous sensors that react to environmental stimulus. The robot uses these sensors to judge distances and calculate each step. The design allows it to work for indoor and outdoor demonstrations. When needed a small robot arm and hand can emerge from a panel in itís back to grasp small objects. It can understand spoken commands relayed through a wireless microphone and speak using a digitally controlled EEPROM device. The remote sensing attribute allows the robot to detect common things in itís surroundings and the IR., Visual spectrum sensors and ultrasonics, relay obstacle and structural data. It operates on 12 VDC stored in a gel cell battery. It is not a mass production item.

 

 

 

 

Deven is a demonstration robot designed to maneuver around a room and speak & respond to voice commands and sounds. The above version of Deven was made in 1981 by John Siegel when he was 16. Devenís exterior opens for educational viewing of itís interior. Deven is approximately 4 Ft. tall. It is powered by a gel cell battery at 12 V DC. Deven is capable of a number of entertaining demonstrations such as: Following the instructor around a room, Following a beam of light. Avoiding obstacles, Picking up objects and following a path of tape around a room. The original Deven prototype entertained Michigan area students for many years. The updated version we are offering is also durable, but features many technological improvements.





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