Quadcopter Test Platform

This customized quadcopter will be used as a test platform for sensors, motors and imaging tools. Using GPS, an FPV ...
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Sumobot

I am coaching a school robotics team at Blue School in Manhattan. The students have some coding experience, some building ...
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“Arena” is amazing

As a Geographer and Photographer (and as a Human) I was fascinated by this short film, watching the patterns in ...
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Learning Empathy through Design Thinking

As a consultant and teacher in an afterschool program, the League of Young Inventors, in Brooklyn, NY, I help develop ...
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The latest news relating to robotics curated from the people, institutions, and brands I follow online.

 

  • See Spot Run
    by Jon Markman on October 10, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Spot is getting ready to run with the big dogs. Spot is Boston Dynamics’ first major robot to be released into the wild, according to a September 24 report by the Verge. Engineers at the robotics research company see this as a new platform for developers. Spot has four articulated legs, an …

  • Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs
    by Jeffrey Dastin on May 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelops them seconds …

  • Apple’s secret lab where robots pull apart iPhones to invent ‘future of recycling’ revealed
    by The Sun on April 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Apple has unveiled a brand new “secret lab” that aims to invent the future of recycling. The sci-fi facility in Texas will use artificial intelligence and a squadron of robots to rip apart iPhones – all in a bid to save the planet. It’s called the Material Recovery Lab, and has been set up for …

  • Lego’s Newest Set Lets Kids Build Robots—and Confidence
    by Brian Barrett on April 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Spike Prime uses bright colors, friendly shapes, and a simple coding environment to get 11- to 14-year olds into STEM. Memories of middle school …

  • Robot rights: From Asimov to Tezuka
    by Colin P.A. Jones on March 6, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” are fictional rules, so why do we keep looking to them for guidance? The closest thing to real-world robot law …