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Build a Self-Balancing, Upright Rover

The SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit is now easier to build and more stable. (Photo credit: SainSmart.)

SainSmart has updated its Instabot Upright Rover Kit, so now you can build an even better self-balancing bot. The two-wheeled robot features an Arduino Uno R3 and a wireless remote control. Key improvements to the 2.0 version of the Instabot Upright Rover include an LCD on …

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Clearpath and Christie Make 3D Video Game with Robots


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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FIRST Announces ‘Game-Changing’ Technology Platform for use in Worldwide Student Robotics Competitions


FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international not-for-profit K-12 organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, today announced that one of its four K-12 robotics programs, FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) targeted to …

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Google to Make Surgical Robots

Google and Ethicon plan to build robotic platforms that compete against bot like the da Vinci Xi Surgeon Console. (Photo credit: Intuitive Surgical.)

The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon is working with Google’s Life Sciences team to create more advanced robots for the operating room. The two companies want to create “a robotic-assisted surgical platform capable of integrating advanced technologies,” according to a press release. “For more than 60 …

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