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August 3 20
Sphero RVR had its origins in a Kickstarter where it easily smashed its campaign goal with pledges of over a $1M. The RVR was touted as the Go anywhere Do Anything Robot made by the Sphero team who have an extensive background in consumer & educational robots and building solid products. So how does the RVR perform?
June 10 20
DJI’s Robomaster S1 is a smart remote controlled tank that is just at home on the battlefield as it is in the lab. Compete in tournaments or learn how to program with this awesome robotics platform.
May 22 20
PLEN:bit is a cute microbit powered humanoid robot from the PLEN Project team. This little guy is big on personality and can be programmed to perform lots of cool moves.
August 20 19
The Raddest Sphero robot is great at tricks and getting air while still being a capable STEM toy for teaching kids to code.
August 19 19
Lego BOOST is a good intro to Robotics & Programming. The BOOST creative toolbox kit lets you build 5 models which teach kids about different aspects of robotics.
August 5 19
Lego WeDo is a comprehensive STEM education kit for building interactive machines. The included curriculum & lessons gets kids building models & solving scientific problems.
August 2 19
Sphero is a fun, easy to use, indestructible little robot with lasting appeal. The sphere shaped robot is a fun remote control toy and can even teach you to code.
July 30 19
DJI Tello is a great beginner drone for little and big kids that will have you flying in no time. The Tello EDU app lets you program Tello for autonomous flying.
August 27 20
Want to get started in robotics? The good news is that you may already have the most important part of the robot in the palm of your hand. Intel researchers have published a guide on how to build a robot using your smart phone for a brain. Today's mobile phones pack a surprising amount of processing power, and with just a few robotics parts you can now build a robotic rover with minimal AI capabil…
July 27 20
Telexistence’s Model-T is a new service robot which will be debuting in Fami-Mart and Lawson Kombinis this Summer in Japan. Which wouldn’t be much of a thing except this robot looks like it stepped out of a Getter Robo anime. The aesthetics and form factor make the Model-T look like it should be saving a planet somewhere instead of loading Asahis and Sapporos into the fridge. Great looks aside, t…
July 17 20
Robovacs now have their place in the many a household. But where are home robots to take care of washing and putting away the clothes, watering the garden and all those other household tasks? Stretch is a new robot developed by the Hello Robot team to be a service robot for the home. While it may not look and act like the humanoid robot butlers sci fi has accustomed us to, its form is pure functio…
July 17 20
CubeSats are nano classed satellites, designed to be small (10cm x 10cm x 10cm) and inexpensive to make. Their size lets them hitch a ride up to space with other missions from where they can be deployed. This lowered the cost of entry significantly and enabled companies & research teams to carry out their ventures in space. Astrobotics & Carnegie Mellon University are taking this idea to planetar…
July 17 20
Check out this cool remote controlled submarine by the creators at The Brick Experiment channel. Smart use of magnetic couplings to drive the propellers from the inside of the sub compartment thus not requiring any drilling or holes. The addition of an FPV camera looks like it could be fun for underwater adventures.
July 13 20
If you have ever wanted to try creating your own autonomous car, you can now back this project on Kickstarter. TinkerGen’s Make a Robot Kit (MARK) is a kit made for people who want to experiment with their own self driving robot. The MARK robot is based on an Arduino board and includes a camera and sensors in an easy to put together kit. MARK comes with pre-trained AI for recognising objects in th…
July 13 20
Due to the pandemic fans will have to wait before they can pack out sports stadiums to cheer on their teams. However one team has a plan to keep the fighting spirit alive. Japanese Baseball team - the Fukuoka Hawks have employed Softbank’s Pepper and Boston Dynamics Spot robots as a cheer squad for the team. The group dances in unison and are able respond to home runs with special poses.
July 2 20
Virtual Idols like Hatsune Miku have been around for a while now and they even have massive fan bases. V-Idols are brought to life by song artists and teams who use real time motion capture technology and 3d rendering to give v-idols their unique personalities. What if these synth beings were able to learn to become idol themselves? Just like humans but accelerated by technology? We just heard t…
June 26 20
Robovie-z is a new bipedal humanoid robot released by Vstone designed for STEM experimentation. Underlying the Robovie-z is a Raspberry Pi4 computer, Pi4 camera and the VS-RC026 robot board which makes it AI capable with advanced image processing and autonomous movement. Robovie-Z may not be the first humanoid robot designed for consumers, but it's the first robot we have seen that can bust out ca…
June 23 20
We could soon see Transformers in the real world. The Aquanaut robot by Houston Mechatronics was designed for underwater work. Aquanaut takes on a submarine form for travelling underwater and transforms to a hybrid humanoid for complex operations requiring the use of arms and tools. Very cool design.
June 23 20
Spot from Boston Dynamics - the world's most advanced robotic dog is finally on sale to the public. Each pup will cost a cool $75k USD or about the price of a new Tesla Model S. There are some rules however.. In keeping with Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, Boston Dynamics will not sell Spot to you if your intention is to "harm or intimidate" people. That means no weapons attachments and Robo dog …