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by   -   November 17, 2016

Teenage roboticist Ben Vagle shares his insights on designing and developing TrotBot: a walking mechanism with the gait of a galloping horse and a very high footstep to tackle obstacles

The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer according to research recently published in the open access journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.

Support a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund Root: the coding robot for all ages.

interview by   -   October 31, 2016

Kids learn the basics of locomotion through a robot simulation game.

by   -   October 28, 2016

George Fomitchev, CEO and founder of Endurance Robots, compares the effectiveness of five different adhesives for 3D printing applications

by   -   October 14, 2016
Source: RoboGabby/YouTube
Source: RoboGabby/YouTube

Gabby has five goals to achieve this school year. The first goal sounds like any other young middle schooler: get straight As in her classes. Goal number two: get accepted into her school’s robotics team, followed closely by number three: to own her first VEX IQ Robotics kit. That’s when you may realize, Gabby is an extraordinary middle schooler!

by   -   October 6, 2016

Ricardo Tellez discusses The Construct approach to learning how to programme robotics and utilising the Robot Ignite Academy.

by   -   September 22, 2016
TReX (Tethered Robotic Explorer). Credit: utiasASRL/YouTube
TReX (Tethered Robotic Explorer). Credit: utiasASRL/YouTube

Some people swear all tethers are bad. Some recommend attaching a tether to robots in order to provide power (to save the mass and volume of the batteries), for reliable fast communications, transfer of pressure or fluid, to track a robot’s position, or as a safety harness (in case the robot needs to be dragged out). However, before designing a tether there are several things you need to consider.

interview by   -   September 17, 2016

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In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews Jürgen “Juxi” Leitner, a researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Robots Vision in the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Leitner speaks about a system being developed for the Google Lunar XPrize, called LunaRoo.

by   -   September 12, 2016

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Robotiq has just launched a new community called DoF. This is an open community where industrial automation professionals share their know-how and get answers to accelerate their robotics projects.

Time synchronization diagram.
Time synchronization diagram.

Time synchronization affects many robots. Robots have more computers and sensors, so keeping everything in sync is important. Trying to look through log files where all of the times are skewed is not fun and makes processing difficult. Merging sensor data together with GPS can also be disastrous if the times are offset. Further complicating time synchronization is that the robots are often not connected to the internet, so utilizing public time servers will not work.

by   -   August 24, 2016
Source: Alberto Molina
Source: Alberto Molina

Dtto v2.0 is a modular self-reconfigurable robot focused on bio-inspired locomotion mechanisms. This tutorial shows how to assemble a fully working Dtto Modular Robot module.

by   -   August 23, 2016
Dtto v.2 module robot, DIY project, photo by Alberto Molina.
Dtto v.2 module robot, DIY project, photo by Alberto Molina.

Dtto v2.0 is a modular self-reconfigurable robot focused on bio-inspired locomotion mechanisms. This tutorial shows how to assemble a fully working Dtto Modular Robot module.

by   -   August 22, 2016
Source: Alberto Molina

This tutorial shows how to assemble a fully working Dtto Modular Robot module.

by   -   August 8, 2016

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Update: Only 4 days left to crowdfund Marty! They are over 70% towards reaching their goal! 

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