Saturday, October 21, 2017

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THE LARGEST ROBOT COLLECTION, THE BIGGEST HEART

Richard Newman has achieved a number of firsts: he owns the world's largest collection of robots; he appears to be the most sought-after person by science fiction movie producers for space suits and other space artifacts, and, arguably, he has the biggest heart and is the most generous in donating to charities and in giving personal time to kids in need

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BOT BIKING

A new Japanese biped robot can ride a bike like a human!

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WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK OF THIS? — SONAR FOR THE BLIND

Sonar for the blind!

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Will Robots Replace Human Workers?

A debate is forming regarding how and whether the rise of information technology will put skilled workers in peril of losing their jobs to robots

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Taking the Arduino Plunge

With all that is going on with the Arduino, it is time to take the plunge and find out what the score really is.

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TONY NORMAN, IFI CEO, ADDRESSES CONGRESS ON VEX ROBOTICS AND STEM EDUCATION

On September 13, 2011, Tony Norman, president and chief executive officer of Innovation First International (IFI) and VEX Robotics, Inc, addressed Congress on a serious challenge that we face today as a nation –we do not have enough high school graduates taking an interest in or feeling prepared to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

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STEVE NORRIS’S ROBOTS TO BE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TV

Steve Norris has designed and built scores of sophisticated robots and the one you see here may be the simplest of any of them. His robots will be featured in an upcoming National Geographic program called Mad Scientists.

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A new wave of robot appliances are coming to market!

The IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show took place last weekend in Berlin, Germany and featured over 1000 exhibitors introducing some of the coolest electronics products in the market. A big topic at the show was consumer robotic appliances.

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Korea to eliminate textbooks in classrooms by 2015 in favor of tablets.

South Korea’s ministry of education recently announced plans to remove printed textbooks from Korea’s schools by the year 2015. Called “Smart Education”, the plan calls for the creation of a dedicated cloud network – which will host digital copies of the students’ required reading and lessons – that can be accessed through “any” Internet-connected device, which will be provided to students’ families if they are unable to afford them.

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Taking the Plunge

  Sometimes you just have to go for it. My son, Derek, turned 10 on June 26 and so our family (including my wife, Linda, and our 5 year old daughter,  Ashley), happily trekked to Legoland here in San Diego county to celebrate his birthday. The …

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Calling All CRUSTCRAWLER Robotic Arm Owners!!!!

We are going to be featuring the Crustcrawler AX-12 Smart Robotic Arm in the next issue of ROBOT MAGAZINE! I had a blast working with this arm as well as with the CM-700 controller from Robotis. However, I want MORE!!

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NASA’s New Space Policy

NASA has just announced new plans for a familiar type of robot spacecraft. Of intimate interest to robot builders is NASA’s new philosophy of asking for help from the outside world, and of creating a long-range plan in which a wide variety of space robots will be inserted into an integrated space expansion strategy leading ultimately to human interplanetary flight.

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Robots Of China

The opening ceremony began with something familiar. Two smaller humanoid robots from South Korea were set on the stage to autonomously perform like twins. The duo was obviously of the same family to the original Robonova humanoids, having a similar number of DOF, build and motions. They went through very interesting performances on their own, including dance, martial arts, acrobatics and spectacular motions. On occasion, one would fall down, then get back up and continue performing.

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