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Mythbusters Test The Vex Robotic Design System

Jamie Hyneman, Grant Imahara and Adam Savage, cohosts of the popular MythBusters TV show on the Discovery Channel, have many years of experience designing animatronic robots used in commercials, science fiction movies and other popular media. This team also has broad experience in radio control and hobby robotics. We are proud to include their review of Radio Shack’s new VEXTM Robotics Design System in the inaugural issue of ROBOT. Visit www.botmag.com/issue1 for additional photos, a detailed, photo-rich “build report” by Grant Imahara and video clips of the MythBusters commenting on their VEX PackBot system.

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For Kids! Überbots Humanoid Sumo Fun

For Kids! Überbots Humanoid Sumo FunÜberbots Humanoid Sumo Video Windows Media Video, 19MB Überbots humanoid biped toy robots, offered by Überstix, www.uberstix.com, offer kids a chance to be mechanical engineers. Überstix  is a company that has created sets of interchangeable plastic building pieces that can be …

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Vex Robotics System Update!

Revell and IFI recently offered more tantalizing details on the Vex Robotics System that will be available in latter 2007 (these updates, as well as the original report, are below). At the turn of the year, Revell released the following details:— SPYCAM: The Vex Robotics System will feature a “Spycam” for live transmission …

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Building The Lynxmotion BRAT

Exploring Humanoid Robotics Has Never Been Easier  xStory and photos by Tom Atwood and Harry Mueller This pictorial shows the assembly of Lynxmotion’s, www.lynxmotion.com, new BRAT, an entry level bipedal robot that is a milestone robot. With a starting price of less than $300, BRAT offers an …

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New MANOI Athlete Humanoid Robots

Kyosho Raises the ROBO-ONE Bar  — Preview of the Feature Story in the Winter 2006 Issue of Robot        Photos by Lem FugittTwo MANOI AT01s and a PF01 pose for photographers.What do a 47 year old wind-turbine designer, a 16 year old high school …

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Robotis Bioloid “Edutainment” Robot Kits

ROBOT EXCLUSIVE Robotis  Bioloid”Edutainment” Robot Kits VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE IN WINDOWSxxMEDIA VIDEO FORMAT, 1500KBPSRobotis Bioloid Puppy Video (19.2MB)Robotis Bioloid Walking Droid Video (23MB) ROBOT Magazine recently took a close look at two Robotis Bioloid educational / hobby kits.  These were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show and created quite a stir owing to their …

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New Bot Receiver for Spektrum DX6!

Failsafe Mode Drives All Channels to Preprogrammed Positions Spektrum has announced a specially-programmed receiver configured for combat robots in all classes. Spektrum’s BR6000 receiver is designed for robot and special application usage where it’s desirable to have the failsafe drive all channels to a preprogrammed position …

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Brushless Revolution

More power in a smaller package In every issue, ROBOT will report on new technologies that improve hobby robot performance. Here, we look at the benefits of using new brushless motor packages in smaller robots. These motors have recently emerged in the RC car market and, …

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Androids Invade!

Robo-Ones Prove Walking Robots Rule Everybody wants a robot. Not a threeinch- tall pancake-shaped vacuum cleaner that keeps getting stuck under the couch, a robot! Ever since seeing Star Wars, I think we’ve all wanted our very own C-3PO. Sure, R2D2 was cute; but you can’t …

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iRobot ROOMBA Robot Vacuum

Because we have a family dog who is constantly shedding hair and bringing in bits of leaves and debri when he enters the doggie door, and because we have kids, our household has a higher demand for vacuuming than many. I could hardly wait to see …

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