Robotic News for 09/04/2013

With this robotic arm demo video from 1975 the future really is now. Think about it, there are entire factories full of the descendants of this technology where the human workers simply feed the beast and fix it when it breaks.
We’re pretty impressed by what’s shown off below. Not because we see something we didn’t know was possible, but because the technology was so advanced nearly forty years ago…

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The annual Robot Fashion Contest in Osaka, Japan is scheduled for November 24th. It’s one robot competition that depends more on style and beauty than on technical merit or raw power. “Performance” takes on a totally different meaning. Competitors are judged on esthetic factors, and the rules are fairly free and open…

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Once the physical hardware (robotics kits) are secured for a classroom, the next step is to install the software (ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds.) Here are some tips to get you started!

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