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The Principles Of Object Oriented Java Script

by Nicholas C. Zakas, No Starch Press If you’ve used a more traditional object-oriented language, such as C++ or Java, JavaScript probably doesn’t seem object- oriented at all. It has no concept of classes, and you don’t even need to define any objects in order to …

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Learn To Program With Scratch

A Visual Introduction to Programming with GAMES, ART, SCIENCE, and MATH, by Majed Marji, No Starch Press Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. It is an ideal environment for robotics development and exploration. While most …

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MIT Robot Hand Adds Fingers

A robot hand developed at MIT adds two fingers to the operator's wrist. Each finger has three degrees of freedom (3DOF). The extended wrist helps users perform a variety of tasks from eating and drinking to writing.

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LS3 Robot Mule from Boston Dynamics in Testing

Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, infantryman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, leads the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) at a Kahuku, Hawaii, training area, July 12, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

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Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan, for an Unforgettable Dinner Experience

It's not just the food that impresses at the Robot Restaurant! The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, is sure to provide an unforgettable dinner experience, with unbelievable robotics action happening all around you.

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Nevada Unmanned Systems Business Expo

Las Vegas Convention Center September 11-12 Las Vegas, NV: The Nevada Unmanned Systems Business Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 11-12. It will showcase the incredible opportunities available in commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones), and give enthusiasts the tools and information …

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Diverse UAV Designs! Which is your favorite?

As a treat for our readers, the editors of ROBOT have provided a gallery of unmanned aerial vehicles and UAV design concepts that represent the latest advances in what we regard to be beautiful, high-tech aviation. Notably, a common theme that catches the eye dominates these designs--the flying wing. To visit the gallery, please click here.

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SupraPed “Transformer” Robots

Shu-Yun Chung is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, and you won't believe how cool his latest supraped research is! One type of supraped is a humanoid that can morph into a quadraped by using poles similar to ski poles to augment stability during bipedal locomotion. Find out more by clicking here.

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60 Foot Gundam Robot Planned for Tokyo!

Gundam humanoid robot will tower over downtown Tokyo! The 60-foot robot originally conceived by Yoshiyuki Tomino in the "Mobile Suit Gundam" anime series in 1979 will soon be staring down at the citizens of Tokyo, and it will have some movement capabilities. Click here to learn more!

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BAE Sees Self-Healing Aircraft in our Future

Will aircraft repair themselves in flight in the foreseeable future? According to BAE, the answer is yes. The sequence in this post shows self-healing using the "Survivor" System described by BAE.

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NASA Announces Winners of Hurricane-Tracking Design Contest

Three winning student-created designs for tracking data on Hurricanes and associated weather systems were announced July 8 by NASA for the agency’s 2013-2014 University Aeronautics Engineering Design Challenge. Check out this report to learn the fascinating details!

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BAE Systems Predicts Aircraft Transformers

'Transformer Aircraft Predicted! BAE (British Aerospace Engineering) believes future drones will fly as a single aircraft, split into parts to perform various sorties, then reassemble into a single platform to fly home. Check out this amazing report!

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British Aerospace Engineering (BAE) Futuristic UAV Concepts

The Ultimate Adaptable Task Force. BAE engineers recently speculated that 3D printers may be so advanced by 2040 that small unmanned aircraft could be created on demand, in whatever numbers needed, for enduring wide area surveillance or pinpoint search and rescue. Moreover, the aircraft could include …

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