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The award is aimed towards researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs with commercially valid robotics solutions.
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Product designer Neil Usher has built a robot that aims to "improve the efficiency of our leisure time" by automatically scanning for faces in clouds...
The goal of the AFRON "10 Dollar Robot" Design Challenge is to design a new class of affordable robots for learning (especially in primary and secondary schools). Robots excite people of all ages. Their physical behavior in response to programs and/or sensors inspires student interest in computers, science, math, and engineering more broadly. However, existing platforms are often too expensive for students in many African countries and other emerging economies (this competition is open to anyone worldwide).
I guess we have Hollywood and the Japanese to blame for our perception of a robot. Most often seen as a human clone, can you imagine it to be a device around your wrist? Designer Julian Grote explains, “the focus of the ...
For me, my nascent interest in mechanics manifested itself in my Matchbox car collection. One day, a neighbor’s mother saw me with my miniature parking lot and cried, "Cars are for boys! Those aren’t for you!"
No longer is a ‘factory’ the basis of a company’s scale or speed of growth. Rapid Prototyping technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and shared workspaces like TechShop are democratizing innovation in the physical world of atoms.
Product design is difficult. Venture capitalists joke that 'hardware' should be two four-letter words because of all the profanity entrepre...