EduExo: Robotic exoskeletons for everyone

For decades robotic exoskeletons were the subject of science fiction novels and movies. But in recent years, exoskeleton technology has made huge progress towards reality and exciting research project...
22 May 2017, by

QuadBot: The 3D printed crab-bot scuttling beyond its Kickstarter goal

Robotics is becoming more accessible for many people, but the complexities of legged robots mean they remain beyond the reach of most consumers. The complex mechanics, electronics and code algorithms ...
09 December 2016, by

Dobot’s robot arm: Industrial precision at low cost

Unsatisfied by the low cost, low precision and poor functionality desktop robotic arms on the market, a group of six hardcore robot makers decided to quit their high-paying industry jobs, and build th...
23 September 2015, by

Soon Internet crowdfunding sites will let investors buy stock

... Last year Congress passed Title III of the JOBS Act to allow smaller companies to get an exemption from the strict and costly rules controlling the sale of securities to individuals. ... The SEC ...
23 October 2013, by

Othermill: a new high quality CNC circuit board fabricator

Otherfab, a spin-off from San Francisco-based Otherlab, an engineering, energy, education, math, computation and design research facility, surpassed their Kickstarter goal and is well on their way to ...
13 May 2013, by

Kickstarter, Indiegogo and robotic start-up companies

At last weekend's Engadget Expand event in Fort Mason, San Francisco, Kickstarter's co-founder Yancey Strickler started off the show with a presentation of many of Kickstarter's crowd-funding success...
24 March 2013, by

What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?

Welcome to Robotics by Invitation! This month we've asked our experts to weigh in on the best way to create tomorrow's robotics industry. Here's what they have to say: Raffaello D'Andrea on “Wh...
15 February 2013, by

Mark Tilden on “What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?”

Funding schemes aren't viable until we can make more innovative roboticists, and over the years I've tried several methods of engendering the Divine Frankenstein Complex in others. Teaching at a unive...
31 January 2013, by

SparkFun National Tour KickStarter campaign

“In today’s global climate, education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiatives is more important than ever. The goal of the SparkFun National ...
03 December 2012, by

Robotic dragonflies take to the sky (with your help)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Robot Dragonfly from TechJect. Developed over four years by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the US Air Force, the researchers are now i...
08 November 2012, by

3 reasons to crowdfund a robot

Kickstarter’s recent decision making it very difficult for hardware projects to use the platform just highlights two very useful things to know about crowdfunding. Firstly, not all crowdfunding plat...
26 September 2012, by

Be The Robot (BERO): Bluetooth controlled open source robot

BERO - A 4" multi-motor animated mobile robot with sound for being controlled by an Open Source Android / iOS APP via Bluetooth. See on
24 September 2012, by

Shimi: A smart musical robot for your iPhone

It’s a robot... It’s a speaker dock... It’s Shimi! The first smart musical robot that digs music as much as you do. See on
24 September 2012, by

The Kickstarter that actually happened: How Hexy got made, and fast | Wired Design |

Most college graduates celebrate by buying a new car or a computer; Joe Schlesinger bought a giant laser cutter. See on
24 August 2012, by

A #botiful evening at Robotics Meetup

Claire Delauney’s Botiful Kickstarter campaign is in its last hours and as she crosses the funded line, Claire shares with us some of her strategies and insights into running a successful Kickstarte...
22 August 2012, by

Kickstarter and robots – not always #botiful

SF Bay Area Robotics meetup – August 21 7pm – 8.30pm at Lemnos Labs – is a kickstarter edition. Claire Delauney will share her experience with Botiful, as she reaches the final 12 hours of her K...
14 August 2012, by

Cardboard robots are coming

Ken Ihara’s creation “The Cardboard Robot” has just been funded on Kickstarter. The Cardboard Robot is a giant industrial sized robot arm with a reach just shy of 6 feet. Attach the smart pho...
09 August 2012, by

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