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NEWS: Cool! Harvest CROO Robotics Is Developing A Robotic Strawberry Picker

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Harvest CROO Robotics is developing and beginning to test the latest technology for agricultural robotics — an automated strawberry picker. The farming industry, nationwide, has felt the pain and unreliability of human labor. Over $750 million per year is spent in the U.S. picking strawberries alone. Gary Wishnatzki, Co-Founder of Harvest CROO and owner of Wish Farms, sees first hand, as a member of the ... Read More »

NEWS: American Science & Surplus – Great Robotics Items and More at Fantastic Prices

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When traditional gifts don’t fill the bill, head to American Science & Surplus for the quirky, the quaint and the quintessential! Side by side with microscopes, telescopes and geodes (hence the “Science”) you’ll find the classic model steam engine kit, Chinese rifflers (look it up), the ever-popular Screaming Monkey and the irresistibly giddy Inflatable Punching Clown. Browse through our magnets, ... Read More »

NEWS: Save Big Bucks At ServoCity!

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Need a new servo or 2 or 3?  Then you need to navigate on over to ServoCity as they are having one heck of a sale!  you can save 20% – 70% on select items and all orders over $50 have free shipping.  Act fast so you can get all you need and want before someone else does! Click here ... Read More »

NEWS: Clearpath and Christie Make 3D Video Game with Robots

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Clearpath Robotics, a leader in unmanned vehicle robotics, has combined resources with Christie®, one of the most innovative visual technologies companies in the world, to create a three-dimensional video game using robots. The pairing of Clearpath and Christie bridges two technologies, from unrelated fields, to create an interactive experience in a way that has never been done before. The project ... Read More »

NEWS: Not A Flashback – ABC Says BattleBots Are Back!!!

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From 2000 to 2002 the TV series Battlebots on Comedy Central was hot and well talked about and even remained hot in reruns for years.  Now, word on the street is that ABC will be bringing it back for all to enjoy with NEW EPISODES! Here is some of the official press release- ABC has picked up “BattleBots,” a reimagined ... Read More »

NEWS: Innovation at Kickstarter – RoboCORE: the heart of your personal robot

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Husarion, a Poland-based technology start-up, announced it is seeking funding for RoboCORE, a device that acts as the “heart” of the DIY robot. RoboCORE offers the ultimate solution to building your own robot without requiring high level programming skills. Husarion founders are looking to raise $50,000 to bring RoboCORE to market. Over the next 30 days, investors may support and ... Read More »

NEWS: Go Places With The Nomad 4WD Off-Road Chassis Kit

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This is the Nomad 4WD Off-Road Chassis kit! A remarkably easy to assemble robotic platform capable of taking you places a normal chassis can’t go. What makes this chassis kit great is not only its vast amount of attachment points for various add-ons, but also the fact that it is easily and fully configurable to fit your needs! This chassis is ... Read More »

NEWS: More Control With A Force Servo – Check It Out!

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Force servo is a new type of a servo drive for remotely controlled devices. The majority of modern servo drives maintain a controlled position of the arm. Other servo drives are responsible for cyclic rotation with variable speed. Force Servo or F-Servo is a servo drive with controllable action force. The value of force is proportionate to the control signal and does not depend ... Read More »

NEWS: New ARX STEM Video Based Robotics Curriculum

New ARX STEM Video Based Robotics Curriculum

The ARX STEM Video Based Curriculum from Global Specialties is a turn-key, ten-week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) course using the ARX ASURO Robot. Students will learn basic electronics, mechatronics (robotics), and programming in the C language. No need for teachers to have previous robotics experience as the video series walks you through each process step-by-step. Teachers can learn right ... Read More »

NEWS: Pololu’s Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale

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Pololu’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is almost here, and this one will be their biggest yet. Pololu will be offering huge discounts on over 600 products, along with 11% to 15% off orders over $100 (the discount goes up as the order total goes up; some sale items excluded). We will also have some great limited-quantity doorbusters. The special offers ... Read More »

NEWS: EU Robotics Week Has Begun!

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Our friends in the Europe Union are celebrating the wonderful world of robotics this week, with more than 330 events. Those who aren’t able to attend European Robotics Week (EWR) in person can watch videos of robotics projects from labs in 24 countries across Europe, all accessible via an online map. “The ERW is a key tool to spark future ... Read More »

NEWS: Help RoboGames Broadcast the Fun Online

Battles can get quite heated at RoboGames. Photo courtesy of the Robotics Society of America.

The Robotics Society of America (RSA) needs your help to create a professionally produced, Web-based TV series about RoboGames. There are just 15 days left in their KickStarter campaign, and the RSA is already more than 70 percent of the way to their $40,000 target. But they need your help to close the gap! While the show will feature lots of robot ... Read More »

NEWS: Qualcomm, RobotShop Launch Robot Business Accelerators

Two new accelerators launched this week could help entrepreneurs take their robot designs to the next level. Qualcomm announced today that it will host approximately 10 robotics companies at its San Diego offices for a four-month start-up program. Qualcomm has committed $1 million dollars to participants, as well as technology and business guidance via mentors. The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator will help the fledgling firms make ... Read More »