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The latest competition news courtesy of:

“All the news that’s fit to assimilate”

Lots of cool robots stuff in our inbox this week, so here goes…

  • Intelligrated Robotics Lab announced an educational series of events for National Robotics Week. Check out our earlier article to find more National Robotics Week events
     
  • RoboteQ announced the new SBL1360 30A motor controller
     
  • Illah Nourbakhsh, of the CMU Robotics Institute, has a new book out, Robot Futures in which he discusses social implications of human-robot interaction
     
  • Jose Aisoy let us know about a new robot he’s launching, called the Aisoy1
     
  • Check out Fritz the Robotic Puppet, a Kickstarter project that needs your help
     
  • IEEE Spectrum posted photos and video of the headless COMAN humanoid robot being pushed around by some humans
     
  • The rapid pace of discoveries about the human brain continues with a UC Irvine news release describing a gene linked to long-term memory
     
  • NPR posted an article that’s fun on two levels. First it’s a video of John Cleese explaining the human brain. Second, the article describes how to turn on YouTube’s allegedly intelligent closed captioning software, which is totally baffled by Cleese’s antics.

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