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Actobotics’ DIY Servo Controller

A customizable two-channel servo controller that you can build yourself! (Photo credit: Actobotics)

Learn about electronics while buiding your own control board with the Actobotics Servo Controller kit. Once assembled, the two-channel controller can be plugged in to servos in one of two ways. If the servos are located near the board, users can simply use plug the servos …

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New Self-Specialization Algorithm Explored

The robots were tasked with completing a task similar to that performed by Atta leafcutter ants. (Photo credit: PLOS)

New research suggests that teams of robots that self-specialize to perform specific tasks using a novel evolutionary method might have an advantage when completing missions. The study involved robotic simulations modeled loosely after the activity of leaf cutter ants that cut leaves off trees to use …

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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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Control Your Computer with Bananas!

With a MaKey MaKey circuit board, you can use any conductive items -- even bananas -- as an interface for computer applications.

Bored with your keyboard? Is your mouse a bit mundane? Perhaps you’d like to use fruits and vegetables to control your computer. Now you can, with a cool little circuit board called MaKey MaKey. Just collect items around your home that conduct electricity and connect each …

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