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Nuts & Volts Magazine (June 2004)

PERSONAL ROBOTICS

By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  


Often, we need our robot to make or break a circuit. This lets our robot operate a sensor, emit a warning tone, or even fire photon torpedoes. While we humans are really great at pushing buttons, robots have a problem because they tend to lack fingers and opposable thumbs. So just how do robots turn on and off circuits?

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