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by   -   March 28, 2014

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MIT’s printable robot wins first place in Hardware category.

In 2012, the African Robotics Network (AFRON) challenged the robotics community to design a $10 educational robot that could inspire kids worldwide about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. With so many expensive products on the market, the goal was to create a class of robots that are “an order of magnitude less expensive than existing products”. The latest iteration of the competition challenged teams to enhance upon the winning 2012 designs, and to develop easy-to-use software and curricula to go with them. AFRON announced the winners earlier this week.

by   -   June 18, 2013

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Today, AFRON announced the 2013 Design Challenge, with a goal of augmenting the robots from the first $10 robot design challenge. In 2012, the AFRON launched with a Design Challenge to build a $10 robot. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) is a community of institutions, organizations and individuals engaged in robotics in Africa, founded by Ayorkor Korsah & Ken Goldberg. AFRON seeks to promote communication and collaborations that will enhance robotics-related education, research, and industry on the continent. Since it launched May 2012, AFRON has 380 regular and affiliated members from 51 countries around the world.



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