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EVENT: Could Your Robot Win the IEEE DIY Contest?


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is celebrating the art of do-it-yourself with an online contest. You can submit a description, pictures, and videos of your robot (or other engineering project) via the contest Website. The contest Website is also a great place to go for a little inspiration, with dozens of robots are already posted. You’ll find robot arms, line followers, ... Read More »

EVENT: AUVSI Attendee Profile Tells a Story of Robotics

AUVSI Conf. Co. Breakdown Slide

Attendee representation at a recent AUVSI conference on UAS technology in Las Vegas suggests the dominance of commercial applications vs. military ones at this time. Read More »

EVENT: Seen at World Maker Faire 2014 – Maker Jeffrey Moore

Anibot-Jeffrey Moore

We met Maker, Jeffrey Moore, at last weekend’s World Maker Faire in Queens, New York. We loved hearing that  Jeffrey is teaching himself about robotics AND 3D printing through his Anibot project which he was showing off for visitors to the Faire. Says Jeffrey, “Anibots are a line of animal inspired Arduino controlled open sourced robitc platforms that we are ... Read More »


1. Kyushu Institute of Technology Team

At the recent Robosub event held at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC Anechoic (non-echoing) pool, in San Diego, California, the Japanese team from the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Fukuoka, Japan, competed an advanced robot submarine of their design, named the “Darya Bird.” After the finals, the team ranked 17th out of 39 competing teams. See the Kyushu Institute of Technology, ... Read More »

EVENT: RoboSub 2014 in San Diego


Autonomous submarines designed by students from over two dozen countries competed at the recent Robosub event held in San Diego's Transdeck pool, a U.S. NAVY facility. Subs were tasked with finding a target using vision technology, then hovering nearby. A full report will be in an upcoming issue of Robot magazine. Read More »

EVENT: 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 needed to become a part of this groundbreaking industry. Speakers, subject matter experts, industry ... Read More »

EVENT: 2013 Multi Rotor Challenge

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Top Pilots Demonstrate Multirotors! See some of the best multirotor pilots in the country fly through an obstacle course in this short collection of videos taken on the second day of the March 23 – 24, 2013 Multirotor Challenge held at the Palomar RC Flyers field in Fallbrook, CA. A feature article on the event will appear in the July-August 2013 ... Read More »

EVENT: AUVSI 2012 Conference was Awesome


Over 500 robotics companies and thousands of robots made the 2012 AUVSI conference one of the most impressive trade shows I've ever been to. Read More »

EVENT: Robot Film Festival – 2011


It is always quite embarrassing, but these past several months, perhaps he has had good reason. Data started questioning his relationship with me, his programmer, because he was getting jealous of all the other robot videos that were flowing into my inbox for the Robot Film Festival. We announced the festival in early April (leaked via Bre Pettis on the Makerbot blog), and over the next few months received seventy-five short film submissions from a diverse background of creators. Read More »

EVENT: InnoRobo – 2011


Innorobo, the first European summit for service robots took place last March in Lyon, France. Visitors could enjoy seeing and playing with over 100 robots and new concepts. 30 of them were presented for the first time in Europe. Navigation and transportation, domestic, telepresence, education, edutainment and assistive robots made the show before an audience of 10,000 visitors. Read More »

NEWS: Achieve Commercial Success in Robotics at RoboBusiness Leadership Summit


Achieve Commercial Success in Robotics at RoboBusiness Leadership Summit, the executive-level conference dedicated to the commercial development and advancement of robotics. This limited-seating event is imperative for professionals and companies serious about the business of robotics taking place Nov 2-3, 2011. Read More »

EVENT: Consumer Electronics Show 2011


If you are into High Tech and Robotics than the International Consumer Electronics Show is the place to “Get Your Geek On”. The CES is the largest gathering of it’s kind in the U.S. It attracts celebrities, business people, politicians, movers, shakers and this year Robots. This year’s attendance was up for the third straight year with over 140,000 people in attendance and over 2700 vendors displaying everything from 3DTV, MP3 players, Tablet Computers, Appliances and Robots. A gathering of this size is too large for one building so the Las Vegas Convention Center along with five area resorts played host to the event. Read More »

EVENT: MOONRAKER – Winner Of The 2009 NASA Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge!

Moonraker, a robot designed by Paul’s Robotics of Worcester, MA, recently won the 2009 NASA Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge. The event, a NASA Centennial Challenge, attracted 23 teams from the United States and Canada to compete for the top prize of $500,000. Organized by the California Space Education and Workforce Institute (CSEWI), the event took place at NASA Ames Research Park in California on October 17 and 18, 2009. Read More »