My work involves quite a lot of 3D graphics, and this page is a collection of some of the prettiest pictures I have generated in the course of my work. Everything here has a serious purpose in addition to it's obvious entertainment value.
|a 625-link unbranched fractal robot in a fractal configuration||the same robot in a different configuration||a 1024-link branched fractal robot|
|a simple 2187-link unbranched non-fractal robot in a fractal configuration||the same robot in another configuration (magnified)||a 3D version of the above robot (VRML)|
|Here is a 3D animation of a curious mechanism called a Bennett linkage. The movement of this mechanism is most peculiar. Click on the image to get a VRML animation.|
|Here is an example of a robot performing a simple coordinated motion. There are six joints in total, and their motions combine to make the robot's end-effector (blue) spin around a point in space. In this example, kinematics calculations are used to work out the correct motion for each individual joint so that their combined effect produces the desired motion. The technical term for this is inverse kinematics.|