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Build Your Own Actobotics Dual Motor Controller

The Actobotics Motor Driver can be purchased pre-assembled or as a kit. (Photo credit: Actobotics)

This tiny board can control two brushed DC motors. At 1.3″ x 3″ it also fits easily into an Actobotics channel or secures to the outside. Assembled, it weights only 0.60 oz. The has four operating modes: digital speed control (RC), analog speed control, split and servo. …

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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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Robots Discover Warm Storms Deep in the Ocean

Researchers prep the glider robot before its launch in January 2012. Photo courtesy of Alan Jamieson/Caltech.

The dynamic systems causing sheets of ice in West Antarctica to melt are less mysterious, thanks to a team of glider robots. Using data collected by the bots, the team was able to deduce that swirling ocean eddies help transport warm waters to the Antarctic coast. Knowing how the warm …

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Help RoboGames Broadcast the Fun Online

Battles can get quite heated at RoboGames. Photo courtesy of the Robotics Society of America.

The Robotics Society of America (RSA) needs your help to create a professionally produced, Web-based TV series about RoboGames. There are just 15 days left in their KickStarter campaign, and the RSA is already more than 70 percent of the way to their $40,000 target. But they need …

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Quantum Mechanics to Accelerate Progress in Robotics

Both the classical and the quantum RPS are characterized by their internal Markov chains over the clip space. The procedures the quantum agent performs in order to choose the desired actions are listed.

Researchers from Spain, Austria, and Croatia believe the field of quantum mechanics holds great promise for advancing robotics. Specifically, the researchers believe that integrating quantum physics and artificial intelligence will provide a “quadratic speedup” in robotic learning. According to the study, many robots are unable to function adequately …

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Robotic Trees that Sense and Grow

Leaf sensors on the robotic plant can monitor the environment. Photo courtesy of CORDIS.

Tree-like robots could help monitor the earth, as well as other planets. Created as a part of a new project called Plantoid, the robots have leaves that sense, roots that grow and move, and a trunk-full of electronics. Project coordinator Barbara Mazzolai notes that while animals and insects frequently …

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A Robot Designed to Play Nicely with Humans

Omron's robot serves the ball back nicely to its opponent. Photo courtesy of Omron Corp.

Omron Corp. recently demonstrated their ping-pong playing robot at CEATEC Japan, to show off the company’s prowess in robotics. What makes the machine remarkable, is that it’s not intended to play competitively. Instead, it’s designed to play a long, friendly game with lots of easy volleys. …

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Cheap, Swarming Research Robots

Colias robots provids a platform for researchers who want to study swarming but don't have a lot of money to spend on robots. Photo courtesy of University of Lincoln.

Researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and the Tsinghua University in China have developed an inexpensive robot called Colias, that they say is ideal for studying applications involving teams of robots working together. Named after a genus of butterfly, the robots are said to be able to …

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Harvard Unveils a Toolkit for Soft Robots

Making robots out of pliable materials is a whole new challenge, made easier with the creation of the Soft Robotics Toolkit Website. Photo courtesy of Eliza Grinnell, Harvard SEAS.

If you’re interested in moving from hard to soft robots, Harvard University is now providing free instructions, guidelines, and starter code online. The Soft Robotics Toolkit Website includes detailed information on how to build your own fluidic control board to operate soft actuators, which can easily perform …

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Fleet of Robots Gathering Data in the Altantic Ocean

The Waveglider robot receives last minutes checks before being deployed into the ocean. Photo courtesy of the Natural Environment Research Council.

Seven unmanned robots were released into the open ocean off Southwest England, on a three-week mission to collect data on the ocean and marine life. Some of the vehicles are battery-powered submarine gliders, while others float on the surface of the water and are powered by …

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Amazing Robotis Initiatives!

ROBOTIS Pioneers Exciting New Robotics Initiatives! ROBOTIS is roaring forward with powerful initiatives and technology that show it to be a strong market leader in humanoids and STEAM education. This is a “must read” – you will be nothing less than astounded when you see these advances! The information in this report was provided by longstanding contributor and humanoid expert, Lem Fugitt. Image of the DARWIN-MINI courtesy of Lem Fugitt and robots-dreams.com, photographed at the recent MakerCon Maker Faire.

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