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Lego is set to announce Monday that a new, $350 Mindstorms EV3 kit will have the ability to talk to iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches through Bluetooth wireless connections.
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I love Mindstorms and Lego Robotics. As a middle school teacher in the 80's I'd hold sumo wrestling robot tournaments for the kids. All teams started with the same tools. Winners were the best pushers! Motivation was off the charts.
By automating tasks, we are liberating human imagination and the human spirit. The more we unlock the secrets of technology, the more we find ourselves.
Has robotics as a technology reached maturity and affordability for smaller manufacturers – it seems yes and no. Years ago future trends in manufacturing frequently imagined completely automated environments and while that hasn’t happened, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in 2012  identified robotics as one of 11 top cross-cutting technologies important for […
MyrtleBeachOnline.com High school robotics teams meet deadline despite lost time from storms MyrtleBeachOnline.com The robotics team members from Carolina Forest High School test and tweak their entry in the FIRST Robotics regional competition on...
Mir Imran, with backing from Google Ventures, hopes to change the treatment of conditions like diabetes.
Google invests in robotic pills.
A new system combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots — or other “multiagent systems” — to collaborate in unprecedented ways.Writing a program to control a single autonomous robot navigating an uncertain environment with an erratic communication link is hard enough; write one for multiple robots that may or may not have to work in tandem, depending on the task, is even harder.
European Space Agency successfully tests Simon Frasier University’s Abigaille III Gecko-footed robot in space-like environment.
Artist and engineer Johnathan Tippett is a man with a mad vision. He and his team are building Prosthesis, the world’s first human-controlled racing “anti-robot.” Prosthesis is a four-legged steel beast rising three stories high and weighing 7 tons. Unlike ordinary robots, the battery-powered giant requires a human pilot to steer it. “The machine itself is built to race, but it is just as much about the pilot as it is about the technology,” Tippett writes on the crowdsourcing website Indiegogo. “Having no automated controls, its performance is entirely dependent on the person strapped into the cockpit. Piloting Prosthesis will not be easy. It will take focus, skill and athleticism. It will take grit.”
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage – and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life.
Very moving TED talk.
Join Gael Langevin, along with Greg Perry of My Robot Lab, and Chuck Fletcher, director of technology at the Wonderfactory, for another installment of Robot Hacks Wednesday, Nov.
by Paul J. Heney, Editorial Director Your next operation may be performed by a machine During my grandmother’s final years, more than once did a family member remark on how much she’d seen—and how much technology had changed the...
There's a new use for artificial hearts, and it involves a more taboo bodily fluid than blood
LOVING >> Students at Loving High School are preparing to fill spots in the labor market with a little help from SkillsUSA and Lowe's.
Jim Marsh, associate professor at MSSU, demonstrates a robotic arm by running a domino-stacking program designed by students. While stacking domines is a rel...
MIT researchers have invented a soft robot fish that mimics the rapid body movements of a real fish.
See the new X and S Design of Wemos linear servo robots of that are based on speed and performance which is reached by using technology developed by B&R. Pro...
New research from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University may be on the right track to providing robotic prosthetic limbs with a sense of touch.
On the plains of Namibia, millions of tiny termites are building a mound of soil—an 8-foot-tall "lung" for their underground nest. During a year of construction, many termites will live and die, wind and rain will erode the structure, and yet the colony's life-sustaining project will continue.
Several hundred ants have boldly gone where no ants have gone before: the International Space Station (ISS), high above Earth. An unmanned supply rocket delivered 600 small black common pavement ants to the ISS.
Wow, we have another insect team onboard ISS ! Ants and the chironomids larvae. Good luck to you, guys.
Here's a look at the robots from part of the heaving mammoth that is CES. We spent, like, four hours jogging around a trade show floor to be able to show you all these cool bots, so please love us back and share this post with ...
Advances in hardware and software, from new processing paradigms to design and simulation, are changing the robotics landscape.
In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif.
Surrounded by industry insiders and company executives, with all the pageantry of high finance historical firsts, Universal Robots' UR5 robot arm rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ last night – the first non-human hand to ever yield such...
Working with the World Robot Olympiad, National Instruments launches a pilot for a new competition centered on use of LabView.
In a shift away from robots made to perform in factories, designers are putting the “human” into humanoids so that they can safely interact in public.
James Marsh is always ready for the question -- whenever he presents the technology used in his classes, someone always asks about robots taking over