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'[EE]: Robot car wars'
2002\08\07@050233 by Alan B. Pearce

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I had visions of seeing Tony Nixon (least I think it was him had the remote
controlled car) on a new program on UK TV last night.

Channel 5 had a new program where contestants were using radio controlled
full size cars in a Robot Wars type environment. One pair was a Jaguar XJ6
with an XK6 ....


Somehow it did not seem to match up to the descriptions on this list of high
speed crashes though..... :))))

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2002\08\07@183211 by Tony Nixon

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"Alan B. Pearce" wrote:
>
> I had visions of seeing Tony Nixon (least I think it was him had the remote
> controlled car) on a new program on UK TV last night.
>
> Channel 5 had a new program where contestants were using radio controlled
> full size cars in a Robot Wars type environment. One pair was a Jaguar XJ6
> with an XK6 ....
>
> Somehow it did not seem to match up to the descriptions on this list of high
> speed crashes though..... :))))

Sounds expensive.

I had visions of remote controlled crash up derbys.

The new system in development is based on AI techniques which is a bit
out of my league. I am just putting together the mechanical drive and
"glue" hardware controled by PICs of course. I got the video frame data
insertion working. I can put a 16 bit data word on each video line and
use about 12 of them at the top of the picture. White = '1', Black =
'0'.

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2002\08\08@072001 by Alan B. Pearce

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>Sounds expensive.

>I had visions of remote controlled crash up derbys.

That is essentially what it was. Each preliminary had 2 cars in the ring,
with the first part being to get points for getting boxes of a rotating
turntable, and over to your goal, and then the second part was a fight with
the other car in your round.

The two winning cars from the preliminary rounds then had a fight with each
other for the final round.

All vehicles had been painted up like demolition derby vehicles, and that is
effectively what the show was, just that the cars were RC controlled, using
what looked like normal Futaba or similar RC transmitters. At least one of
the cars had a video camera in it so the driver had some drivers eye view of
the scene, rather than looking across the arena at the car, but the camera
came adrift fairly early on.

I think the vehicles were close to non-roadworthy anyway before the event,
so costs were minimal :)

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