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By & filed under Electronics, Mechanics, Tutorials.

Barobo‘s Linkbot all-in-one smart actuators allow anyone without any knowledge of robotics to create and “program” robots. Each actuator is packed with many features including: • Atmel AVR Microcontroller: Compatible with Arduino so you can re-flash with your own firmware using the on-board bootloader • ZigBee-Capable Radio: Communicate wirelessly with an 802.15.4-compliant radio, create mesh […]

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Barobo Linkbot

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By & filed under Industry, Research, Robotics Projects & Kits, Swarm.

It has been a few years since RobotShop released the original DFRobotShop Rover, and we continue to be amazed and delighted with what people are using them to do. Recently German researchers used the DFRobotShop Rover as well as additional parts (light sensor, camera, software) to mimic the simple nervous system of an insect (using […]

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Spiking Neural Network

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We’re always curious what our customers do with the parts they purchased. Dimitri Dekyvere was kind enough to share a video of the versatile LEGO robot he created using the new EV3 construction system along with LEGO compatible Mecanum wheels. The M3CANUM DOG is a very compact, 4WD Mecanum driven robot with sensor feedback, able […]

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M3CANUM DOG Project

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Lynxmotion is announcing today that all Lynxmotion kits based on the Basic Atom Pro have been discontinued. Our supplier of the Basic Atom Pro microcontroller modules has notified us that they are changing their focus and the future availability of their microcontrollers is uncertain. As such, Lynxmotion has discontinued all kits which are based on […]

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Lynxmotion BH3R Hexapod Walking Robot

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By & filed under Competitions, Entertainment, Lynxmotion, Software and Apps.

“Sid” is Si digital’s latest interactive remotely-controlled robotic arm. According to their website: “Sid was created as one of our many hack weeks here at Si digital. The underlying objective is always to create something as a team that we wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do with client work. Ideally it will expand our […]

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Sid Robot arm game

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Usually when you think about “robot videos”, you think about blockbuster movies like Transformers, Wall-E, Short Circuit, Real Steel and others. You would be surprised however to see just how many free robot-themed animated / CGI short movies are out there, many of which could easily be misconstrued as short clips taken from much longer […]

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Reach Robot Animated Short

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By & filed under Humanoids, Industry, Military.

When we first saw Robotis release their new line of professional (and large) Dynamixel Pro servo motors, we knew it would not be long until they were used to create larger humanoids. So, not long after their release, “THOR” was revealed; Robotis’ child-sized humanoid entry into the DARPA humanoid challenge. The latest iteration of this […]

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THOR-MANG

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By & filed under Military, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

The term “Drone” is becoming more and more popular in everyday conversations due largely to its increased use in militaries around the world. Hobbyists have also jumped on board with the focus being on multi-rotor aircraft which are able to hover in place and be used for surveillance, but never really to add weapons. There […]

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F-16 Fighter Jet