Friday, August 18, 2017

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X1 Nano – Multi-chemistry Battery Charging Unit

Plug in and Charge! Hitec’s X1 Nano is the economical battery charging companion for all hobbyists. Simply plug in the AC power cord to a standard 100-240 volt outlet and you are ready to successfully charge all popular battery chemistries in a snap.

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The Rapid Pace Of Artificial Intelligence

Trying To Keep Up! In January 2016 Europe’s reigning GO champion, Fan Hui was defeated by Deep Mind’s AlphaGo program. Based on strategy and intuitive thinking, each move of the black or white stones of the 2500-year-old game of GO leads to a possible 250 moves. Every …

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Congressional Robotics Caucus Expo in Washington, D.C. June 9, 2016

To celebrate their 5-year milestone, the Congressional Robotics Caucus is hosting an expo and briefing in Washington, D.C on June 9, with leading roboticists from industry, academia and government, as well as robotics demonstrations, from exoskeletons to robot swarms, by top researchers.

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The Worker Robots

Will robots take over the world? How many times have you heard this? From magazines to books, whenever we talk about robots this notion pops up. True- when Martin Ford titled his book, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, he might have expected this kind of hyperbole, but Ford had something entirely different on his mind.

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Coming Soon: Superintelligence

In Daniel Wilson’s book, Robopocalypse, Archos is the supremely intelligent sentient being unwittingly unleashed upon the world. He is self-aware, self- improving and bent on his own self-preservation and destroying humankind.

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NCTC Robotics Team Wins Minnesota’s First VEX Robotics World Award

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Northland Community and Technical College’s Robotics Team, XNOR, won the Amaze Award at the VEX Robotics World Championship Tournament held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville Kentucky on April 15-18th. This is the largest robotics competition in the world with …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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