Capable Robot Blog

Programmable USB Hub is on CrowdSupply 2019-08-04

A USB hub with per-port power and data disconnects + dev board + I2C, GPIO, and SPI bridges

The Programmable USB Hub is perfect for embedded system development, hardware-in-the-loop testing, and use in industrial environments where highly-reliable USB communications is needed. [continued]

What is a Capable Robot? 2019-05-21

Robots with functional flexibility, advanced behaviors, and intelligence

No other kind of technological product has so many conflicting requirements. It's no surprise that robot integrators find few compelling components to integrate into their systems, and end up building underlying technology prior to tackling the domain-specific efforts. [continued]

SenseTemp is on CrowdSupply 2019-01-15

An accurate and flexible four-channel temperature sensor for instrumenting electronics

SenseTemp is an open source, four-channel temperature sensor designed for instrumenting electronics. It uses extremely accurate platinum resistive temperature detector (RTD) elements which are small enough to place directly on ICs, heatsinks, and other points of interest on an electronic circuit board. [continued]

Definitions 2018-09-14

Autonomous vs Automated -- What are we building?

Much has been written about the use of 'automated' versus 'autonomous' when it comes to robots and vehicles (car, trucks, etc). Despite that, I've not seen a short & clear analysis of these key words based on true definitions. This post attempts to be that analysis and clarify the distinct nature between these terms. [continued]

Wheel Reinvention 2018-05-09

Robot software should be modelled on cloud-infrastructure

I was in the SF Bay Area recently, meeting with folks who fund companies and meeting with potential partners and customers of Capable Robot Components.

It was a great trip because of the conversations I had about robotic system design. Talking with new friends who have built robotic systems and who are building robotic systems helped me to condense and clarify my thoughts and experiences here. [continued]