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Mirobot: An open source WiFi robot for kids

Mirobot is a robotics kit that's designed to get kids more interested in technology, engineering and programming. Children solder and build it themselves, and then can use a drag-and-drop programming...
14 May 2014, by

PulsedLight, Project Tango, Occipital and the Prime Sense problem

Ever since Apple bought Prime Sense, roboticists have been asking what’s going to fill the gap. Robots need to know where they are and what’s around them. The Carmine, and the unveiled but undeliv...
24 March 2014, by

Andra Keay on “What does it take to get from imagination to market?”

The rise of online crowdfunding platforms over the last decade has created a whole new pathway for some robot startups. In the process, crowdfunding campaigns have helped to catapult hardware and robo...
12 March 2014, by

What does it take to get from imagination to market?

It's the top-of-mind question for every would-be entrepreneur, and with the Robot Launch 2014 competition deadline coming up on March 30, it's an especially fitting question to pose to our panelists t...
12 March 2014, by

Play-i want to bring a robot to every child

After receiving a $1million seed fund round from investors like Google Ventures, many of us have been waiting for Play-i to come out of stealth and show us their stuff. Play-i are a Silicon Valley bas...
29 October 2013, 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



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Origami Robots, with Nick Kohut

Link to audio file (24:09) In this episode Matthew Schroyer speaks with Nick Kohut, CEO of Dash Robotics, about their foldable hexapod robot and the ongoing crowdfunding campaign to get them into the...
20 September 2013, by

This robotic prosthetic hand can be made for just $1000

The Dextrus hand is a robotic hand that can be put together for well under £650 ($1000) and offers much of the functionality of a human hand. Existing prosthetic hands are magnificent devices, capa...
11 September 2013, by

Dash launching Dragon hardware crowdfunding platform

Dash is the first product to launch today on Dragon Innovation‘s new hardware crowdfunding site. Dragon Innovation was founded in 2009 by Scott Miller and Herman Pang, ex iRobot and Hasbro. Dragon a...
08 August 2013, by

Does crowdfunding derisk robotics?

Crowdfunding is often cited as one of the mechanisms accelerating robot startups, alongside COTS, reduced costs, rapid prototyping, digital manufacturing, smart phones, connectivity etc. The entire pr...
30 July 2013, by

Crowdfunding robots: Robot Film Festival

While I love getting robots in the mail, crowdfunding sites are also good for supporting a whole range of robot related activities. The 3rd annual Robot Film Festival just launched a Kickstarter campa...
27 June 2013, 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

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







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