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Alpha 1S Humanoid Robot: Technology and Safety Combined

UBTech's Alpha 1S Humanoid Robot is a perfectly designed household humanoid robot, combining advanced technology with safety features for younger users.

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Meccanoid G15 Named “Innovative Toy of the Year”

The Toy Industry Association has awarded the Meccano Meccanoid G15 Robot the “2016 Innovative Toy of the Year.” The Meccanoid comes with over one thousand phrases and has voice recognition to make this personal robot a child’s best friend.

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Affordable Bot Kits for the Youngest Engineers

4M educational toys cover a wide range of subjects. 4M Tin Can lacks features, but still teaches the basics of engineering. All you need is a soda can.

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Cozmo, Your New Best Friend

Anki's first toy robot, Cozmo, fits in the palm of your hand, yet employs some of the most sophisticated AI software ever made available to consumers.

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Q & A With Members Of WPI’s AIM Lab

We spent a few minutes with the researchers at the lab to learn about their start in robotics, their specific projects, and the future of the robotics field for young people.

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Kite Robotics Part V: Building Our Clientele

In this next phase, as we continue to approach those all-important investors, we are developing and fine-tuning the best method for demonstrating our unique product to potential clients.

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Electroloom: The World’s First 3D Fabric Printer

Electroloom 3D printer uses an electrospinning technique to turn a liquid (currently a custom polyester/cotton blend) into a seamless fabric.

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Jammin’ with Shimon and the Shimis

For the last six years, the team at Georgia Tech's Music Technology Center has been developing Shimon, a remarkable musical robot that can improvise melodic accompaniment.

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East Meets West: Robots Serving KFC in Shanghai

KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free fast food restaurant in Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center.

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FAA’s New Rules for Commercial sUAS

On June 21st, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its new safety regulations for "unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kilograms) that are conducting non-hobbyist operations."

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Volocopter: Dawn of a New Era

The world’s first certified Multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, made its premier flight in Karlsruhe, Germany in April this year. The introduction of manned flights marks a step forward in urban mobility.

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ServoCity Releases Actobotics X-Rail

Actobotics® is a ball bearing-based precision building system. The unique overlapping hole patterns allow for virtually unlimited mounting possibilities, and the precision components offer structures with tight tolerances and low friction. The intuitive design makes building easy for both the experienced engineer and novice hobbyist. The line is vast and continues to expand at a rapid pace. The newest components have just hit the market and compliment the already extensive Actobotics building system.

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Stanford’s OCEAN ONE: First Deep Sea Mission

Stanford University's Ocean One, a bimanual underwater humanoid robot with haptic feedback, allows human pilots an unprecedented ability to explore the depths of the oceans in high fidelity.

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