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Robo Raven Achieves Bird-like Flight

Ornithopers have been around for many years and robots based on the concept are not new. But, according to a UMD news release, researchers there have made some new breakthroughs on this old idea

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Pitsco T-BOT II Hydraulic Arm

Mechanical¬†Engineering¬†for Kids www.pitsco.com/store The PITSCO T-BOT II was a breeze to assemble. I used a block of wood as a base for the project. The instructions are simple and clear, with photographs showing each step of assembly. The kit went together quickly and error-free, and was …

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2013 VEX Robotics World Championship Preview

This approximately one minute film shows an action-packed sequence in a game of Sack Attack at the 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship. The event was hosted by the Robotics Education Foundation, www.roboticseducation.org, and was held April 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The …

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Flowstone Workshop 10 Part 1

How To Really Program A Humanoid Robot - PART I

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Building Out And Testing The Hovis Eco

In the July-August 2013 issue of Robot, page 66, we published Part 2 of a series on building and programming the Hovis Eco humanoid from Dongbu Robotics. Check out this video to see the Hovis perform some basic maneuvers. In Part 3, (next issue ) we …

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DJI Phantom Flight Tested In An Obstacle Course

To see the versatility of the DJI Phantom in flight, please scroll about 40% into this 17-minute compilation of multirotor flights (filmed by Tom Atwood at the recent 2013 Multirotor Challenge held at the Palomar RC Flyers Field in San Diego, CA). Jim Bonnardel is the …

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Multirotors Compete at the 2013 Multirotor Challenge

The recent 2013 Multirotor Challenge held at the Palomar RC Flyers field in Fallbrook, CT) was an exciting event with more multirotors gathered in one place than ever before. The event was the subject of a feature story starting on page 32 of the July-August 2013 …

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Omni Wheel Carries Your Future

This omni-directional wheel was created in an additive 3D metal printer whose output is later forged for ultimate strength. The contours of this piece could not be otherwise constructed in a cost effective manner. Our future robots will use such wheels, and will our cars?

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