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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 »

NEWS: Air and Ground Robots Working Together

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A research team at Yonsei University in Korea is creating new technologies for coordinating the actions of air and ground robots without GPS or expensive sensors. Read More »

NEWS: Marilyn Monroe, UAV Pioneer

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Marilyn Monroe was working on UAV technology in WWII at the time that she was discovered and became a serious actress in Hollywood. These are little known photos of her before she transitioned to Hollywood. Read More »

NEWS: Coyote UAS Storm Observer 1st Test Flight

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The Coyote unmanned aircraft system will fly into hurricanes and major storm fronts to gather meteorological data and measure wind conditions. It is parachute-dropped from a P-3 aircraft in a "sonobuoy" that opens in the air and releases the UAV to proceed on its mission. Read More »

NEWS: Chinese “Big Dog” Revealed

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The Chinese military recently revealed their counterpart to the Boston Dynamics Big Dog "pack mule" quadruped robot designed to carry supplies over rough terrain, walking along with troops. Read More »