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New, Highly Customizable Off-Road Chassis from Actobotics

The Nomad 4WD Off-Road Chassis kit from Actobotics allows for quick and easy structural customization with just a hex key.

Sparkfun has released a new robot chassis kit: the Nomad 4WD Off Road from Actobotics. The robot is based on the aluminum channels that are the core of the Actobotics system. The channels feature a pattern of holes in two sizes. The holes make it easy to customize …

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Ozobots Follow Lines On Screen and Off, Respond to Colors

Ozobots race along a track made of printed lines as well as those on the screen of a tablet. Photo courtesy of Evollve Inc.

Imagine racing real toy cars in a video game world. The Ozobot, by Evollve Inc., makes this concept a reality. The tiny, line following robot can interpret colors. To program the robot, simple draw a colorful line according to the directions that come with the bot. Ozobot can be …

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Turn your Car into a Tele-operated Vehicle in Ten Minutes

The Pronto4 Robotic Applique Kit can bring semi-autonomous driving capabilities to any ground vehicle. Photo courtesy of Kairos Autonomi.

Kairos Autonomi won a Game Changer Award at RoboBusiness last week for an artificially intelligent robot driver: the Pronto4 Uomo (pronounced wo-mo). While the robot’s appearance isn’t very slick, the specs are impressive. In 10 minutes, the Uomo can turn a normal car into a tele-operated vehicle, or one that can follow a …

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Robotic Surgeon Performs Brain Surgery For Epilepsy via the Cheek

A fake patient in an MRI machine shows how the surgical robot that can perform epilepsy surgery through the cheek.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a working prototype for a robot that will perform precise brain surgery to treat epilepsy by entering the brain via the cheek. The approach will be less invasive than traditional surgery, which involves drilling into the skull. The Vanderbilt system nvolves specially designed, steerable …

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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 …

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Keecker Robot Hits Kickstarter

The Keeker robot might look like a space heater, but inside the white dome is a host of entertainment equipment. Photo courtesy of Keeker.

Deeply discounted Keecker robots were offered up today on Kickstarter, as the company tried to raise funds to support the project. Twenty “super early birds” paid just $1,990 for the robot, which will later sell for more than twice that price. Billed as a home entertainment …

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BERO Robot Brings the Beats

Teach the Bero robot how to dance, on those slow days at the office.

A new robot called BERO is a tiny dancer with its own light show and speakers. BERO can be controlled via Bluetooth 2.0, using an Android or iOS device. At four-inches tall, the BERO robot is ideal for small spaces such as a coffee table or desk. Optical navigation …

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Robot Bartender Mixes Adults Beverages

Using Monsieur Robot's touch screen, customers can select from hundreds of drinks.

Monsieur, the robotic bartender, has mastered the art of mixing drinks. More like an Automat than a waiter, Monsieur knows hundreds of cocktail recipes and can mix them on demand. Users can even select a drink from an array of scrolling photos on a touch screen, and then …

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GoPiGo: An Open Source Robot for Little Builders

The GoPiGo turns your Raspberry Pi into a robot. Photo courtesy of Dexter Industries.

After a highly successful round of crowdsourcing last May, the GoPiGo is now available on preorder. The open-source robot is designed for the Raspberry Pi platform. The basic kit ($84.99) includes a durable body, motors, controls, and a power supply that will keep your robot running for …

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Robots that Can Sign

Toshiba's sign language robot can only demonstrate basic greeting. But the company hopes to add sensing, speech synthesis and speech recognition by 2020. Photo courtesy of Toshiba.

Toshiba demonstrated a humanoid able to use Japanese sign language at the Cutting-Edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition (CEATEC) this week. Created with researchers from aLab Inc., Osaka University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, and Shonan Institute of Technology, the robot has 43 actuators in its hands but currently …

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New Android App for iRobot’s Defense and Security Bots

iRobot's new app, uPoint, lets operators remotely control multiple bots via an Android app. Photo courtesy iRobot.

IRobot has released the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system: an Android app that acts as a universal remote for the company’s defense and security robots. While it won’t help you get your Roomba into that tricky corner of your living room, it will give the military and researchers (who often work …

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New Lynxmotion UAV Flight Controller is Smaller and Feature-Packed

The Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano UAV Flight Controller is now available on pre-order for $99.99.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the flying robot builder who has everything? A new flight controller for unmanned aerial vehicles promises an easy-to-use interface and sports a low price. The Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano UAV Flight Controller is compatible with MultiWii software and has an onboard gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer and …

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Ikea’s Robotic Mirror Doles Out the Compliments

A new mirror offers Ikea customers compliments.

Ikea has unveiled a new mirror in a store in England. What makes this mirror special isn’t the shape or frame. This mirror gives out compliments. Using the Kinect’s motion sensor technology, the mirror offers personalized messages that automatically appear on the surface of the mirror …

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