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Build a Hexapod!

LYNXMOTION www.lynxmotion.com (866) 512-1024 Lynxmotion has been described by some as “the biggest little robot company.” One of the amazing things happening at Lynxmotion is their emerging “Servo-Erector Set” product line. Founder Jim Frye and his loyal customer base have, in a matter of months, created …

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FEIR Fighting BOTS

INNOVATION ROBOTICS www.innovation robotics.com (336) 274-4846 Lawrence Feir, founder of Innovation Robotics, has farranging robotics interests that range from high-flying UAVs to combat robots with a sci-fi biomechanical flavor. Botzilla, which took second place on Robotica, a Learning Channel production, sports a pneumatic flipping arm. Botzilla …

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Life Saving BEAR

VECNA TECHNOLOGIES www.vecna.com (240) 737-1617 Vecna Technologies’ Battlefield Extraction and Retrieval Robot, or BEAR, can be operated remotely to find people in need of assistance, and then rescue them by picking them up and carrying them to safety. The BEAR robot marries a high-power, hydraulic upper …

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Online Robotics Webcast

NSF ROBOTICS EXHIBITION www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/ robotics05/index.jsp The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently hosted a live webcast robotics convention titled: Robots: An Exhibition of U.S. Automatons from the Leading Edge of Research. The report is a fascinating look at U.S. robotics technologies and involved more than a dozen …

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Solar Powered Autonomous Underwater Robot (SAUV)

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE news.rpi.edu ARLINGTON, VA – A new solar-powered underwater robot technology developed for undersea observation and water monitoring was showcased at a Sept. 16th workshop on leading-edge robotics held by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA. Arthur C. Sanderson, Professor of Electrical, …

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3D-Flying Space BOT

AERCAM SPRINT www.nasa.gov/home This out-of-the-window view from the space shuttle shows the Autonomous Extravehicular Activity Robotic Camera Sprint (AERCam Sprint) free-flying in the vicinity of the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. The AERCam Sprint is a free-flying video-camera-equipped robot that can be used …

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The Mars Exploration Rover Kit

A home robot project that turned into an educational robot kit This is an account of a home robot project built from very simple components that took on a life of its own. It was initially intended to be a bulldozer – but after the people …

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Popeye the Robotic Crab

A walking LEGO© MINDSTORMS with pneumatically-driven legs Creating a walking LEGO robotic crab is no easy task, but Carter Payne was up to it. A veteran of Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Educational Outreach’s Summer LEGO Program, Carter was well versed in building with LEGO MINDSTORMS …

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AmpFlow ESC A Versatile Plug & Play Solution

The right motor controller may be your key to success David Keefe, a teacher at Ascension Collegiate high school in Bay Roberts, NL, Canada, describes a robot his student robotics team designed for an “X-Curling” competition. He explains why he chose and how his team used …

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Team Robotics

The Exciting World of Robot Competitions There is a trend afoot—the number of robotics hobbyists of all ages is rapidly growing. Some estimate that the number of students involved in robotics activities is expanding at 20% to 30% annually. Most parents openly encourage their young children …

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Name That Bot! – Winter 2005

Can you identify this robot? Each issue, the editors will pick a prominent real world robot or one that has appeared in the cinema, on TV or in other contexts and ask our readers if they can identify it. The first three readers who successfully “name …

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A Robot Holds A Human

The International Space Station’s robotic arm maneuvers STS-114 mission specialist Stephen K. Robinson during Space Shuttle Discovery’s recent July 26 – August 9 back-to-flight mission. The photo was taken on August 3rd, at an altitude of approximately 220 miles, during the final EVA of the mission. …

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