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THE LARGEST ROBOT COLLECTION, THE BIGGEST HEART

Richard Newman has achieved a number of firsts: he owns the world's largest collection of robots; he appears to be the most sought-after person by science fiction movie producers for space suits and other space artifacts, and, arguably, he has the biggest heart and is the most generous in donating to charities and in giving personal time to kids in need

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BOT BIKING

A new Japanese biped robot can ride a bike like a human!

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An Interview with the President of Chibots

Check out these interviews with one of the most active roboticists in our community.

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WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK OF THIS? — SONAR FOR THE BLIND

Sonar for the blind!

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Will Robots Replace Human Workers?

A debate is forming regarding how and whether the rise of information technology will put skilled workers in peril of losing their jobs to robots

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Taking the Arduino Plunge

With all that is going on with the Arduino, it is time to take the plunge and find out what the score really is.

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I Like Robot Videos

The world is a better place owing to the abundance of cool robot videos that are readily available. Follow the link to a series of fantastic very short videos that were shown at the recent Robot Film Festival.

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TONY NORMAN, IFI CEO, ADDRESSES CONGRESS ON VEX ROBOTICS AND STEM EDUCATION

On September 13, 2011, Tony Norman, president and chief executive officer of Innovation First International (IFI) and VEX Robotics, Inc, addressed Congress on a serious challenge that we face today as a nation –we do not have enough high school graduates taking an interest in or feeling prepared to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

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STEVE NORRIS’S ROBOTS TO BE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TV

Steve Norris has designed and built scores of sophisticated robots and the one you see here may be the simplest of any of them. His robots will be featured in an upcoming National Geographic program called Mad Scientists.

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MINDS-i Lunar Rover 3-in-1 Kit

If you are looking for a mobile, outdoor platform for your next robot project, or perhaps a chassis for use in a RoboMagellan or similar robotics competition, you need to check this platform out. The MINDS-i Rover is all new and we find it to be of significant value.

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Taking the Plunge

  Sometimes you just have to go for it. My son, Derek, turned 10 on June 26 and so our family (including my wife, Linda, and our 5 year old daughter,  Ashley), happily trekked to Legoland here in San Diego county to celebrate his birthday. The …

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VEX Robotics World Championship Recap

The 4th annual VEX Robotics World Championship, held at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida, April 14 - 16, was a phenomenal event of enormous proportions, exceeding all previous records in size for VEX Competitions. This year, almost 600 out of the nearly 4,000 VEX Robotics Competition teams worldwide, representing 16 countries, earned the right to bring their robotic masterpieces to the “Happiest Place on Earth” for the action-packed global tournament. To get to the World Champs, these teams had to prove themselves by winning regional competitions.

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Behind the scenes at TheRobotReport.com

Frank Tobe has done an outstanding job analyzing the business of robotics and our national standing in the growth of this technology. Please read this interview and consider sharing it with others who care about this important subject. The article will be posted online when the magazine is off-sale.

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