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Successful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station


Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA captured this photo on Jan. 29, 2016 from the International Space Station, as the robotic arm in Japan’s Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites from Texas universities. The pair of satellites—AggieSat4 built by Texas A&M University students, …

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Space Station’s Robotic Arm Set for Arrival of Cygnus Cargo Craft


The International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, is visible over Earth in this Nov. 27, 2015 photograph. On Dec. 6, Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren operated the Canadarm2 from inside the station’s cupola, using it for the rendezvous and grapple of Orbital ATK’s …

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ISS—Earth’s Changing Vistas


Crewmembers on the International Space Station are treated to Earth views that are constantly changing. NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, Commander of Expedition 43, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti and Russian cosmonaut, Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers, enjoy the wonder of Earth’s changing vistas from the station’s cupola. …

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Marine Robot Autonomy


by Mae L. Seto (Editor) Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required. Topics …

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Raspberry Pi for Beginners:


by, Matthew Oates Publication Date: February 11, 2015 How to get the most out of your raspberry pi, including raspberry pi basics, tips and tricks, raspberry pi projects, and more! The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that is affordable, fun, practical, and rapidly growing in popularity. It …

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Make: Getting Started with Arduino:


Make: Getting Started with Arduino: by Massimo Banzi, Michael Shiloh The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating Arduino. …

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Robot Magazine Seeks Writers!


Share your special project or organization's initiatives in this highly respected publication, and add to your CV or resume.

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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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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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Disaster Robotics


by Robin R. Murphy, $40.50 (Amazon.com, hardcover), $25.99 (Kindle) This work is the definitive guide to disaster robotics, and is a great introduction for researchers and technologists. It is both a reference work for field managers and an excellent textbook for students and educators. Wri en …

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Amazing Robotis Initiatives!

The DARwin MINI. The MINI is smaller than the original DARwin-OP humanoid and is designed to be simple to build and operate.

ROBOTIS Pioneers Exciting New Robotics Initiatives! ROBOTIS is roaring forward with powerful initiatives and technology that show it to be a strong market leader in humanoids and STEAM education. This is a “must read” – you will be nothing less than astounded when you see these advances! The information in this report was provided by longstanding contributor and humanoid expert, Lem Fugitt. Image of the DARWIN-MINI courtesy of Lem Fugitt and robots-dreams.com, photographed at the recent MakerCon Maker Faire.

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Hammerhead Underwater Rover Prototype


This prototype amphibious rover was created by RC Driver editor David Baker for an RC Truck special issue (a sister Maplegate publication). The article contains interesting setup techniques, and tips and tricks that we wanted to share with readers of Robot. If you are considering a …

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