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Tynker | Coding for Kids

Tynker | Coding for Kids | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it
Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.
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Complete an Hour of Code by learning to code with a drone. Build a real-world flappy drone game, solve a maze with Sphero, and program your own tricks.

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Brick Pi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent - TechHive

Brick Pi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent - TechHive | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it
TechHive Brick Pi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent TechHive First is the BrickPi board itself, which connects, controls, and powers your Raspberry Pi and Lego Mindstorms paraphernalia.The other half of the BrickPi is,...

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Video: iStruct robot ape stands upright thanks to its active spine

Video: iStruct robot ape stands upright thanks to its active spine | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it

Back in June the world got its first glimpse of the iStruct, a robot ape developed at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Bremen. We predicted that in addition to the stability afforded by walking on all fours, the robot ape could feasibly stand up to free its hands for other kinds of work. Now the team has published a video that shows how their robot accomplishes this maneuver with the help of its flexible spine and sensitive feet.

 

In email correspondences with Daniel Kühn, iStruct's primary researcher, he explained that while it's referred to as a "space robot" (and is being tested in a mock lunar landscape), his focus was designing biologically-inspired robotic structures.

 

Years earlier he had designed the LittleApe, a much smaller, light-weight ape robot that had a flexible spine and simple feet. "The LittleApe robot was able to walk and to climb a fence, but the passive spine was, or is, a limiting factor," Kühn explains. And its single-contact feet, while good for a prototype, needed to be improved. That's where the iStruct takes things to the next level.

 

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LEGO mindstorms EV3 programmable robots controlled by smartphone

LEGO mindstorms EV3 programmable robots controlled by smartphone | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it

Unveiled at the 2013 CES in las vegas, LEGO has introduced its third generation of 'mindstorm' programmable robotics platform, 
marking the first time that users can program directly onto the 'EV3 intelligent brick'. previously, users could only program the 
robots from a computer, running the application through the robot. powered by an by an ARM processor with a linux operating system, 
the 'brick' integrates 16 MB of embedded flash memory,  64MB of RAM, and an SD expansion slot. using USB 2.0, wi-fi and bluetooth 
and four additional ports, the EV3 system becomes compatible with iOS and android, letting users control their creations through 
smartphones or tablets.

 

LEGO expects that a mindstorms EV3 robot can be up and running within 20 minutes of opening the box, and can even start programmed without turning on their computer. the kit includes 594 technic pieces that can be used to make five different robots, with 12 additional configurations being introduced at the official 2013 summer launch. 


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Humanoid Robot Walk-Man Can Operate Human Tools, Help In Search And Rescue ... - Tech Times

Humanoid Robot Walk-Man Can Operate Human Tools, Help In Search And Rescue ... - Tech Times | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it
European scientists introduced a humanoid robot, named Walk-Man, for emergency and disaster response. The robot can navigate well through tricky environments using all its limbs.
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Brick Pi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent - TechHive

Brick Pi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent - TechHive | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it
TechHive Brick Pi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent TechHive First is the BrickPi board itself, which connects, controls, and powers your Raspberry Pi and Lego Mindstorms paraphernalia.The other half of the BrickPi is,...

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Mindstorms with a Raspberry Pi

Mindstorms with a Raspberry Pi | Programming, Sequencing and Robotics | Scoop.it

A robot with the brains of a Raspberry Pi and the easy build of LEGO®.

We would like to introduce the BrickPi : a project at Dexter Industries to turn the Raspberry Pi into a robot.

The BrickPi is a slide-on board that turns your Raspberry Pi into a robot.  The BrickPi helps you connect LEGO® Mindstorms sensors, motors, and parts to easily turn your credit card size computer into a powerful robot.


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