Firat Faris Dede

Describe yourself: Who you are and what you're doing?
I'm studying mechanical engineering at Istanbul Technical University.

I have been interested in hobby-robotics for a long time, and I have been involved in a lot of projects about robotics, especially in closed-loop control systems. I have my own robotics websites.

Also, I'm giving seminars and teaching robotic systems at several universities. I took part in in Turkish and international contests (like 23th All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament in Tokyo) with my sumo robot designs.

How did your interest in robots / robotics start?
Before having interest  in robotics, I was keen on electronics. When my parents bought my first computer, I broke it into pieces to examine its leds, motors, speakers and circuits. Later, I read about robotics in science magazines, thus, my curiosity increased and then, I ended up spending my hours, days, weeks at robotic websites.


What kind of actions needs to be done in the community to increase the interest and the awareness of robots / robotics
First of all, information should be produced and shared more. People who takes part in robotics should introduce their  projects by means of mass media such as boks, magazines and Internet. I think sharing is of great significance but I see good projects very rarely.

If you have any closing remarks or comments about robots / robotics, then go ahead.
Robots will be our biggest assitances in the future. Our daily life will become much easier with the existence of robots and automation systems. So, we should realize its importance and work harder on this subject to carry us to a better future.

Links:
http://www.Robots101.com - It is an open blog that can everyone can write in. It has a lot of good articles about hobby robotics, parts, tournaments. But the material is in Turkish, however you can use Google/translate for translation.

http://www.JSumo.com - It is all about sumo robotics. Especially in Japanese style sumo robotics. I love sumo robots so I made this english blog.

http://www.Robotus.net - For Turkish Robot Makers, It is very hard to find good parts in our country. At Robotus you can find good parts for good robots.

http://youtube.com/frat88 - My youtube video channel.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/firatdede - My Linkedin Account

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Firat Faris Dede

Firat Dede is studying mechanical engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He has been interested in hobby-robotics for a long time, and he has been involved in a lot of projects about robotics.

 

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