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DARWIN-OP HUMANOIDS

DARwIn-OP Robots March in a Bipedal Robot Dance! These videos show three DARwIn-OPs marching in a circle, following a line, but there is more going on here than initially meets the eye. The first Darwin is tracking the line, and each of the others is following …

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VEXpro Controller

  EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are looking for the bonus content for the “Add Bling To Your Robot With Multicolor LEDS” from page 44 in the March/April 2012 issue of ROBOT magazine, please CLICK HERE      The VexPro and Linux VEXpro runs a bare-bones version …

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Make A Robotic LED Light Display

Programmable Sparkfun LED Lights On this page you will find links to complete software for both the VEX Cortex and the Arduino based upon this article, published in the March-April issue of Robot magazine. See also the photos showing the wiring connection between these controllers and …

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Anybots Telepresence Robot

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K-See Kinect Robot

Click below to see Steve Norris’s K-See Robot, which uses the Microsoft Kinect sensor system.   DOWNLOAD THE SOURCE CODE AND SCHEMATICS      

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ATMAE Student Robot Competition

The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering held its annual conference November 9  12 at the Cleveland City Center, in Cleveland Ohio. One of the highlights of this annual conference is its student robotics competition. Teams from eight ATMAE student chapters brought robots to the …

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Picaxe – Budget Bot Brains

Picaxe controllers have been around since 2000 in 8  40 pin packages. They are extremely popular in France and Britain, where they are made. They have a bootloader program that makes them easy to use. The bonus content provided here supplements the article first published in …

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ALL NEW INNOV8TIVE DESIGNS QUADROTOR ROBOTS

We are pleased to offer this worldwide scoop on the latest quadrotor introductions in the hobby and professional (industrial/commercial/ government) UAV category. Innov8tive Designs is introducing a new line of quadrotors scheduled to debut on December 15. Innov8tive plans hexcopters and other variants, and diverse, much larger sizes are expected to be introduced downstream. Robot magazine will keep you posted! --Tom Atwood

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TRANSCENDENT ACCELERATING CHANGE IN ROBOTICS

Fast-paced change is coming to all facets of robotics, and here are three hallmarks of this phenomenon.

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Science Rover Set to Launch Saturday

$2.5 billion dollar jeep-size rover poised to liift off Saturday in a high-stakes mission to travel to Mars to look for evidence of conditions that would have been habitable by life in the planet's ancient history.

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ROBOTS TO REPLACE 500,000 CHINESE WORKERS IN 3 YEARS

2,000 jobs will be created, one half million eliminated.

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KumoTek KT-X Family of Humanoids

KumoTek Robotics entered the humanoid robotics market in the spring of 2007 with the introduction of the 17 degree of freedom and multi-purpose KT-X Superbot, developed in collaboration with Vstone Corporation of Japan. Vstone is well known for their leading role as the brains and muscle behind Team Osaka, the 5 time consecutive champions of the International RoboCup.

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The World Models RoboPhilo

Humanoids! No matter what your personal area of interest within the robotics hobby is, there is something about humanoids that really grabs your attention. Maybe it comes from our infatuation with the famous Robinson's robot in Lost in Space, or perhaps you imagined Rosie helping around your house as she did on The Jetsons. No matter where your infatuation with these lifelike robots comes from, companies like The World Models make the humanoid robot as commonplace and easy to obtain as a DVD player.

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