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4-H Junk Drawer Robotics Kit Fires Up Imaginations

The 4-H's Junk Drawer Robotics Program works with household items to complete simple design challenges. Their robotics kits emphasize science, engineering and technology process skills.

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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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Get Ready For The IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Robotics – September 9 – 11

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The IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Robotics aims to bring together researchers working on all areas of robotics which have a signi?cant Mathematical content. The idea is to highlight the Mathematical depth and sophistication of techniques applicable to Robotics and to foster cooperation between researchers …

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It’s Coming – National Robotics Week April 4-12

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Are you ready for National Robotics Week 2015? The sixth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 4-12, 2015. RoboWeek 2014 was amazing and 2015 promises to be even better! Activities can be small, large, and everything in between. The Purpose of National Robotics …

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New ARX STEM Video Based Robotics Curriculum

New ARX STEM Video Based Robotics Curriculum

The ARX STEM Video Based Curriculum from Global Specialties is a turn-key, ten-week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) course using the ARX ASURO Robot. Students will learn basic electronics, mechatronics (robotics), and programming in the C language. No need for teachers to have previous robotics experience …

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SimplyTronics’ New Board Combines BoE, Arduino, and Better Power Management

The SimplyTronics Educational (ST EDU) Board combines an Arduino, the Parallax BOE board and extra features on to one board. (Photo courtesy of Simplytronics.)

SimplyTronics has developed a new board to make it even easier for students to study robotics. The SimplyTronics Educational (ST EDU) Board effectively combines an Arduino Uno and the popular Board of Education Shield that SimplyTronics developed years ago with Parallax. The ST EDU board can …

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Smart Prosthetic Skin is Robust and Sensor Laden

Researchers have developed a skin smart enough to sense its environment and robust enough to tackle everyday tasks. Photo courtesy of Jaemin Kim et al.

A new skin for prosthetic hands can sense a lot about its environment. Sensors embedded through the material can detect temperature, pressure, moisture, and strain. The stretchable skin, which is made of gold and silicon, also includes stretchable multi-electrode arrays for nerve stimulation and electroresistive heaters to help …

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